If you aren’t already familiar with Jenny Slate from her stint on
“Saturday Night Live,” you probably know her as the voice behind the
title character in “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,”
the stop-motion short she made with her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp
that became a viral smash and screened at the 2011 Sundance Film
Festival. She also appeared on TV in “Parks and Recreation” and “Girls.” In Gillian Robespierre’s hit Sundance comedy “Obvious Child,” Slate
proves she can carry a project solo. Playing a Brooklyn comedian
who refuses to grow up (think “Frances Ha” with bigger laughs), Slate shines in the A24 comedy that opens in select theaters on June 6. We have the first trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.