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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

OBVIOUS CHILD


By D.E.Levine

An indie film funded partially by Kickstarter, this film has drawn raves in various competitions.

Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) is an aspiring stand up comic who antagonizes evening audiences with her views on sex and religion, but spends her days working at the Oppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books.

Donna, being extremely blunt and forthcoming, discusses everything, no matter how private or sacred.  One of her topics is her unplanned pregnancy with a nice boy named Max (Jake Lacy).

Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre adapted the screenplay from her own 2009 short.  The film makes the case for women to have the choice to choose what to do with their own bodies and raise angry voices in the Catholic Church by the characters' frank discussion of sex, pregnancy and abortion.

This is an impressive debut film for Robespierre.  It also provides the characters with substance.  Donna is certain about her decision to have an abortion and Max never argues with her or doubts her right to make that decision regarding her body and her future.