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Gillian Robespierre

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    Only 2 of the 25 Top-Earning Indies This Year Directed by Women

    Fortunately, the year's not over yet.

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    WATCH: Jenny Slate Talks Sex and Standup in Her Breakout Role in 'Obvious Child' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Stand-up comic Jenny Slate didn't go from zero to breakout overnight. Typically, like many performers, she's had wins and losses--like losing her gig on Saturday Night Live. It wasn't a good fit, she admits now. Clearly, indie "Obvious Child" suited her talents perfectly, as writer-director Gillian ...

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    ‘Obvious Child’ Director Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate Talk Boundaries In Comedy, Naturalism, Improv, More

    Razor-sharp writing, taut direction, and a stellar central performance by Jenny Slate anchor Gillian Robespierre’s debut directorial feature “Obvious Child.” You’ve likely heard otherwise, its treatment of abortion dominating conversation and even the film’s promotional material, but while Robespier...

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    Watch: Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate on Making 'The Best Friend' the Lead in 'Obvious Child'

    Robespierre's main goal with turning her short into a feature was to take the classic rom-com "best friend" -- who is usually just a supporting character, but nevertheless, she insists, is the one with the best jokes -- and put her in the lead role.

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    Obvious Child

    ‘Obvious Child’ is a small-scale but winning comedy from writer-director Gillian Robespierre and leading lady Jenny Slate.

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    Laughing At Your Own Pain is Brilliantly Hilarious in ‘Obvious Child'

    Charmingly obscene and hilarious, "Obvious Child" is the most intelligent, female empowering, comedy of the year.

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    Obvious Child Director Gillian Robespierre: "We Don't Make Abortion Funny. We Make a Character Funny."

    Robespierre also discusses her influences, her challenges on set, and finally quitting her day job.

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    Cancel All Your Plans: This Summer Movie Weekend Offers a Diverse Slate of Must-Sees

    Has there been a better weekend for movies this year than this one? Friday offers more than enough for all tastes, temperaments and attention spans, from the saccharine ("The Fault in Our Stars") and acidic ("Borgman") to the crowd-pleasing ("Edge of Tomorrow") and deeply disturbing ("The Sacrament"...

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    Review: Wickedly Bold 'Obvious Child' Could Use A Bit More Maturity

    “Obvious Child” is about would-be stand-up Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) and her decisions when a one-night stand results in an ill-timed unwanted pregnancy. “Obvious Child” began as a short in 2009, then hunted for crowdfunding, got it, and resulted in this feature-length Sundance 2014 debut for writer...

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