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Obvious Child

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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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    Specialty Box Office: Big Weekend For A24 As 'The Rover' Opens Solid and 'Obvious Child' Expands Well

    Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw A24 find both the best opener and best holdover with David Michod's "The Rover" and Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child" both having very strong weekends.

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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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    Arthouse Audit: 'Obvious Child' Stands Out Among Tepid Openers

    Although a decent line-up of current openers continues to provide a steady flow of specialized film customers as these films expand, the early summer newbies keep falling short -- and none compare to the top June players of recent years.

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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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    Indie Box Office Preview: Are 'Child' and 'Case Against 8' As Obvious Hits As We'd Hope?

    In a new weekly fixture here at Indiewire, we're previewing notable new specialty releases in terms of their box office potential.

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