The Flickering Myth Podcast takes a trip to the smish-mortion clinic…
Released in cinemas today, Obvious Child sees stand up comic Donna get dumped, fired and pregnant in the same day in this hilarious and brilliant comedy. In this episode of the podcast, Flickering Myth Deputy Editor Luke Owen sits down with writer and director Gillian Robespierre and its star Jenny Slate to talk about the movie.
OBVIOUS CHILD is the story of unapologetic Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a twenty-something loose cannon who gets dumped, fired and pregnant in quick succession. Better at cracking jokes about her flatulence and the contents of her knickers in her weekly stand-up routine than doing her taxes, Donna has a lot of growing up to do. With her parents nudging her to take control of her life, Donna is forced to do just that when she falls pregnant following a one-night stand with clean-cut, sensible Max (Jake Lacy) – a guy not remotely her type – and decides to seek the choice most responsible to her future. With the support of her friends Nellie (Gaby Hoffmann) and Joey (Gabe Liedman), Donna learns how to be brave, honest and vulnerable in real life; not just on stage.
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