Bill C’s Review – 3 out of 4
Obvious Child is an entertaining romantic comedy. Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who gets dumped, loses her day job, gets pregnant and decides to have an abortion. Slate, whose claim to fame before this movie was saying the F-word on her Saturday Night Live debut (before not being brought back the next year), does a great job showing a range of emotions as she tries to get her life together.
The movie is funny, while also dealing with tough emotional issues. The film has a good supporting cast of most unknowns playing her mother, best friend, and new beau.
The film dealt with the topic of abortion from where Donna was with her life and what was best for her, and didn’t feel preachy to me. But if you’re strongly (or maybe even moderately) pro-life, this movie is probably not for you, but others might enjoy it.
Bill I’s Review – 3 out of 4
I enjoyed this film. Jenny Slate is naturally interesting, and plays very very well a young woman who combines aspects of intelligence, ambition, laziness, incredible candor and courage, of course humor and personality, as well as a lack of fortitude to confront her problems head on. Most of the movie I felt like I was waiting for something to happen, but this is more of a slice of life, albeit during a time when she has to make a tough choice, as Bill described above.