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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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    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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    All-Star Comedy Roundtable, Aaron Sorkin Tribute and More Announced as Part of Nantucket Film Festival Lineup

    The Nantucket Film Festival has announced some of its special programs for their annual event. Some of the highlights include the annual All Star Comedy Roundtable led by Ben Stiller, a screenwriting tribute award given to Aaron Sorkin and a staged reading of the upcoming TV pilot "Strange Calls."

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    This Week's Indie/Limited Release/Bollywood Titles

    There are a wealth of options this week at your local art house, even a few that haven't already debuted on VOD. Let's take a look...

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Sam Rockwell & More Join Joe Swanberg's New Film ‘Digging For Fire’

    For the uninitiated, indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s career kind of runs like this (reductively of course): 8 bazillion indies, about 10 a year, from 2005 to 2012 (ok, maybe more like 13 features in seven years with a bunch of shorts thrown in for good measure). They are… ok. But the SXSW Film Festiv...

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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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    WATCH: First Trailer for Hilarious and Edgy Sundance Hit 'Obvious Child,' Starring Jenny Slate

    A first trailer has arrived for one of the strongest titles out of this year's Sundance, "Obvious Child," starring the hilarious Jenny Slate as a hapless young Brooklyn comedian who considers getting an abortion after she has not-so-safe sex with a cute guy from a bar.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Sundance Breakout Hit 'Obvious Child' Starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann & David Cross

    While it didn’t take any of the Sundance Film Festival awards earlier this year, one of the bigger breakout films from the Utah-set festival was “Obvious Child.” Starring comedienne and former 'SNL' cast member Jenny Slate, the film centers on an unapologetically crude aspiring comedian whose world ...

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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