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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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    Review: 'Obvious Child' Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

    Gillian Robespierre’s winning “Obvious Child,” which bowed at Sundance, sticks to the rom-com arc while throwing in a gutsy curveball: The film’s main woman and man fall in love while getting an abortion. It opens this Friday via A24 Films.

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    Review: Jenny Slate is a Vulgar Delight in 'Obvious Child,' But Quit Calling It an 'Abortion Comedy'

    Ever since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, “Obvious Child” has carried the unwieldy status of an "abortion comedy," but only the second half of that label is accurate.

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    Guest Post: For Female Indie Filmmakers, The Woman-Child Wins: Obvious Child and Zero Motivation

    Though the man-child has been plastered on the big screen, the woman-child rarely makes it up there. Generally peered at through the almighty male gaze, she is either secluded onto an easily toppled romantic pedestal or tossed aside into the supporting category of awkward unsexual female friends.

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    'Obvious Child' Official Poster Not Ashamed to Love Pink

    Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre, "Obvious Child," starring Jenny Slate, is a grown woman's coming-of-age story.

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    NYC Women Filmmakers Mentor Each Other

    The rapidly growing Film Fatales hope to add chapters in other cities soon.

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    OddLot Taps 'Obvious Child' Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre for Untitled Divorce Comedy

    Gillian Robespierre's achingly hilarious debut "Obvious Child" hasn't hit theaters yet, but she already has a new film in the works.

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