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Cobie Smulders Faces the ‘Unexpected’ in Exclusive Poster Debut

Cobie Smulders Faces the 'Unexpected' in Exclusive Poster Debut

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After earning rave reviews out of its Sundance Premiere in January, Kris Swanberg’s “Unexpected” is gearing up for its official theatrical release on July 24.

The film’s synopsis reads: “‘Unexpected’ showcases the unlikely friendship that develops between two expectant mothers- Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders), a dedicated and passionate teacher at an inner-city Chicago high school, and one of her most promising students, Jasmine (Gail Bean). As the women navigate their unexpected pregnancies and their ambitions for the future, Samantha and Jasmine forge a relationship that challenges their perspectives and leaves a lasting impact on one another.”

Swanberg put a lot of intimate details into the film. She told Indiewire, “‘Unexpected’ is a very personal film for me, as a lot of the film comes from personal experiences that I had as a high school teacher and also as an expecting mother.”

The film’s exclusive poster (which can be seen above) certainly indicates an emotional, first-hand point-of-view. But while this film is told from an insider’s perspective, Swanberg said that the film has been able to touch a range of people, regardless of their gender: “I’ve imagined that the film would resonate with women, but so many men have connected with the film and have come up to me afterwards to talk to me about it, which has been wonderful.”

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