Jenny Slate on Obvious Child

Gillian [Robespierre, the director] will say that she and her friends — and I’ll group myself in that group — saw these movies like Juno and Knocked Up and thought, oh these movies are really funny and we like them, but we’re also hoping to see a story that we haven’t seen yet. And they decided to tell that story, which is a story where a woman decides to have an abortion and wants to have one and isn’t hemming and hawing or biting her nails or feeling that it’s a tragedy or feeling bad about herself for that specific reason. The movie is just a movie about a complex and, I think, pretty relatable human experience.

Also: the movie has Gaby Hoffmann.


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