Obvious Child (2014)
Director: Gillian Robespierre Run Time: 83 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2014
Starring: Gaby Hoffmann, Jake Lacy, Jenny Slate, Paul Briganti, Stephen Singer
Country: United States
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About the film:
An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.
“It’s bold, but it’s not a film that’s just trying to be bold; it’s just trying to be real—and it is.”
—Kate Erbland for Film School Rejects
About the filmmaker:
Gillian Robespierre is an American film director whose debut feature Obvious Child (2014) brought her critical attention through various film festival appearances and word-of-mouth. Born in New York City and educated through the city’s School of Visual Arts’ Film and Video Program, Robespierre was already working on the first (short film) version of Obvious Child when she saw New York-based comedian and actress Jenny Slate onstage at a local comedy club and decided to cast her in the film’s lead role.
Since the release of her debut feature, Robespierre has directed episodes for several TV series, including A Teacher and And Just Like That…, and Jenny Slate’s 2019 standup special Stage Fright.See our upcoming films