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Reviews: Obvious Child (2014)

obvious_childReviews for this film from our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Robespierre’s camera is not ostentatiously mannered nor is it assertively “realistic,” which usually just means jittery and handheld. In a commendably assured way for someone making a first feature, Robespierre’s filmmaking never calls attention to itself.
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Obvious Child” is so much more than just “The Abortion Movie.” It’s a strong character study of a modern woman in New York City.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s that sense of normalcy that makes the film such a subversive success in terms of addressing a political debate that … it otherwise goes out of its way to avoid having.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: It’s a rare discovery to find a new concept in the romantic comedy category, but ‘Obvious Child’ is as fresh and funny as it is progressive.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Edgy and female-centric…for a sophisticated audience, it’s refreshingly revealing.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Free of judgment and preachiness, “Obvious Child” is a breath of fresh air. Don’t let the subject matter or Slate’s opening comic act about vaginas reduce this small indie gem or make it seem like a tough sell. It’s like something Woody Allen might have made had he been born with lady parts.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: A winning and relatable rom-com
  • Tom Santilli @ examiner.com
    • Excerpt: While the content of the romantic comedy, Obvious Child (opening today), will most likely keep it from finding any real mainstream success, it acts as a showcase for Jenny Slate not only as a comic, but as an actress. Remember her name.
  • [New – 1/22/15] | Sarah Ward @ FilmInk
Updated: June 15, 2015 — 1:36 pm

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