Jenny Slate Gets Pregnant in First Trailer for Hilarious 'Obvious Child'
After loving the comedy Obvious Child at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, we're happy to report the film is hitting theaters this summer, and the first trailer has just arrived. Former "Saturday Night Live" star and "The Kroll Show" regular Jenny Slate delivers a charming, hilarious and spectacular breakthrough performance as Donna, a Brooklyn comedian who gets dumped and takes solace in a one night stand and ends up pregnant. It throws her whole life into upheaval, not to mention her struggle with telling the would-be father about the mishap, including her plan to get an abortion. Not only is the film funny, but it's genuine and as I wrote in my review, "everything that romantic comedies wish they could be." Watch!
Here's the first trailer for Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child from A24:
Obvious Child is written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, based on her own 2009 short film of the same name. Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) is a 27-year-old, unapologetically lewd, Brooklyn comedian who hits a low point after a brutal break-up and a rough stand-up set, and finds herself in bed with a one night stand named Max (Jake Lacy) who isn't her type at all. But the real panic begins when Donna ends up pregnant and has trouble confronting Max with the issue at hand, which includes a trip to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and hits limited theaters on June 6th.