Thursday, July 10, 2014

Obvious Child (2014)

This is a fine exploration of the impact of an unwanted pregnancy on a 20-something woman in Brooklyn.  It's funny, crude, and deep enough to be meaningful and memorable.  Importantly, it is entertaining as well.

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own.


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