In writer/director Gillian Robespierre’s comedy Obvious Child, Jenny Slate stars as pregnant stand-up comedian Donna Stern, whose love life becomes increasingly complicated in the weeks leading up to her scheduled abortion. Max (Jake Lacey) is responsible for Donna’s unplanned pregnancy, and while he’s supportive of her decision to have an abortion, she’s unsure whether she wants him back romantically in her life so soon after their one-night stand. Obvious Child is based on the 2009 short film that Robespierre wrote with Anna Bean and Karen Maine and also starred Slate before she joined Saturday Night Live for one brief season. Robespierre wrote the screenplay for the feature from a story by Maine and Elisabeth Holm. Obvious Child opened June 20 in Austin after premiering locally at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
Aired: June 19, 2014
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