Obvious Child Reviews

July 31, 2015
Obvious Child is bound to connect with lots of young women.
September 30, 2014
As a rom-com, it's so safe and unchallenging that it won't stick in your brain long enough for the message to matter.
September 4, 2014
I left 'Obvious Child' thinking not of Donna, the story's heroine, but of Jenny Slate, an intriguing screen presence who deserves better material.
July 6, 2014
Even at a scant 83 minutes running time, the film has some big voids filled with wasted scenes... A better use of the time would have helped give the movie a little more depth.
June 30, 2014
Although its overt pro-choice stance is germane to the story, as opposed to political grandstanding, the film does little to earn the sympathy it craves.
June 27, 2014
Before long she has something to remember their night together though, and has to face the most terrible decision that can occur to a grown-up during an unplanned pregnancy: telling her mom.
June 27, 2014
The film tiptoes around the issue as much as something like "Knocked Up" did - it just tiptoes around the other side.
June 21, 2014
As conventional as its bigger California cousins in so many ways that except for its raggedy look it's virtually indistinguishable from them.
June 20, 2014
Slate is too pretty a face and Robespierre is too limited a writer for Obvious Child to rise above conventional romantic plotting or to make its low comedy meaningfully transgressive.
June 12, 2014
The heroine can't seem to come up with any material that doesn't involve bodily functions; she never goes near the subject of motherhood, which proves that the filmmakers are scared to death of their own story.
June 12, 2014
It is an awkward, cynical film that clearly knows little about the romantic comedies its main character says she despises.
June 5, 2014
A dark romantic comedy that has plenty of the first, a little of the second and none of third.
June 5, 2014
It's hard to warm up to a movie when you hate its central character and it's also frustrating when a comedy about stand-up goes out of its way to be so unfunny.
June 4, 2014
Simply a bad rom-com.
June 2, 2014
Obvious is the word.