Obvious Child

2014

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

73
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 20560

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Cast

Jake Lacy as Max
Gaby Hoffmann as Nellie
Richard Kind as Jacob
David Cross as Sam
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1hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Argemaluco 8 / 10

Obvious Child

I hated Jenny Slate when she incorporated herself to the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2009. I deeply disliked her style and attitude, and I didn't even notice when she left the programme one year later (it is said that producer Lorne Michaels never forgave her for saying the "F" word during her first sketch). However, during the following years, my opinion about this comedienne changed very much, because I saw her flourish in supporting roles or as a guest actress in TV series such as Married and Parks and Recreation, in which she stole her scenes and left me wishing to see her starring in some project which would take advantage of her talent. And well, that project has finally come in the shape of the film Obvious Child, quite an interesting romantic comedy/drama about the abortion. It would seem difficult and even tasteless to find humor in that subject, but the screenplay takes the premise seriously and doesn't trivialize it for the sake of humor; on the opposite, the comedy naturally flows through the contradictory emotions generated by the main character's situation. Slate brings a brilliant performance in the leading role, and the rest of the cast also makes a solid work, highlighting Gaby Hoffman and David Cross. In conclusion, I can recommend Obvious Child as an incisive film, which, despite not being something brilliant, entertains and offers sincere emotions.

Reviewed by fawn_jane 6 / 10

Pointless movie, but I liked it enough

Jenny Slate is adorable. Usually I dislike small-time comedians, especially the ones who just go on about their genitals and complaining about their life in that twee-awkward way, but she pulls it off well enough. Also, the dialogue is witty and engaging most of the time.

But other than that, the movie does not have much going for it. Indeed, the approach to abortion is controversial, other reviewers have that covered. I want to highlight that the way the main character Donna treats the love interest, Max, is absolutely deplorable. And he hardly bats an eyelash about it. The way the movie handles the central conflict and winds down is incredibly lazy writing and jarringly unrealistic. The movie has little in the way of a plot arc or character development, then it suddenly ends.

Also, lots of other charming actors populate the line-up, like Gaby Hoffman and David Cross. They kept the movie watchable and worthwhile.

Reviewed by Lily Black 5 / 10

Passable fun

Although it dwells into serious topics, the characters are likable but one-note, the jokes are unfunny and sometimes immature and the message comes along preachy (yeah, suddenly everyone has had an abortion). Despite all these flaws, it was enjoyable enough. Jenny Slate brings a sort of vulnerability, but unfortunately the characterisation itself was lacking for the audience to really connect with her struggles. The running time is short, but it feels like certain scenes were unnecessary (like the one with David Cross). In the end, despite the film being well-intentioned and pretty to look at, there wasn't too much story to be told in the first place.

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