Obvious Child (2014)
A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.
Running Time84 min.
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Are abortion movies a thing now? Called the first “abortion comedy,” Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child dealt with the issue head on, and now another movie, Grandma written and directed by Paul Weitz, takes another straightforward look at a woman choosing to terminate her pregnancy. And…READ MORE
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Spencer interviews writer/director Gillian Robespierre and star Jenny Slate from the romantic comedy Obvious Child at SIFF 2014.READ MORE
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