An Unlikely Romantic Comedy

by Web Intern

I don’t want to give away too much about the quirky little ditty, Obvious Child, but I will say that it’s an unlikely romantic comedy in that it features Jenny Slate as a woman named Donna, heartbroken and one half of a one night stand who winds up pregnant. Her sticky situation results in a trip to the doctor for an abortion and what happens on the way is where the romantic business occurs.

Written by Anna Bean (a former BUST intern!), Karen Maine, and Gillian Robespierre (who also directed) and shot in Brooklyn earlier this year, this film wanted to bring abortion in the spotlight and show that yes, a happy ending is possible.

If you have 20-something minutes and want to check out Jenny Slate before her SNL promotion, do yourself a favor and check it out.


Photo courtesy of Jenny Slate’s Facebook (?!)

Obvious Child from Gillian Robespierre on Vimeo.


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