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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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    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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