Synopsis: For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Anchored by a star-making performance from Jenny Slate, Obvious Child is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.
Cinemablographer has ten (10) double passes to give away to the Ottawa sneak peek of Obvious Child. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:
Obvious Child star Jenny Slate previously appeared on which TV show?a) Saturday Night Liveb) Mad TVc) Arrested Developmentd) Louie
Email your answer and full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Obvious Child".
(One email entry per person please.)
Contest closes on Wednesday, June 25 at noon EST.
Screening takes place Wednesday, July 2 at the SilverCity Gloucester at 7:00 pm.
Obvious Child opens in Ottawa July 2014.