In the mood for a laugh? Check out the new film from writer/director Gillian Robespierre, "Obvious Child" this Thursday at AMC Mazza. I've got 100 admit 2 passes. All you have to do is follow this link: http://l.gofobo.us/9qmrXOn1. Don't forget to subscribe below to stay in the know on future screenings.
Thursday, June 5th
AMC Mazza Gallerie
*all screenings are first-come, first-served and we encourage early arrival.
Release: June 13
Running Time: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Written & Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman, Jake Lacy, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind and Polly Draper
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.