Obvious Child

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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... read more
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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. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, Obvious Child is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages—a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

Original Release

06/06/2014

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Cast

Directors

Gillian Robespierre

Writers

Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, Anna Bean, Harold Manning

Cast

Producers

David Kaplan Executive Producer
Stefan Nowicki Executive Producer
Gillian Robespierre Executive Producer
Michael Sackler Executive Producer
Jenny Slate Executive Producer
Brent Stiefel Executive Producer
Sophie Vickers Executive Producer
Julia Godzinskaya Executive Producer
Elisabeth Holm Producer
Joey Carey Producer
Luisa Conlon Producer
Susan Leber Producer
Geoffrey Quan Producer

Editors

Casey Brooks

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