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WATCH: First Trailer for Hilarious and Edgy Sundance Hit 'Obvious Child,' Starring Jenny Slate

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

A first trailer has arrived for one of the strongest titles out of this year's Sundance, "Obvious Child," starring the hilarious Jenny Slate as a hapless young Brooklyn comedian who considers getting an abortion after she has not-so-safe sex with a cute guy from a bar.
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Jenny Slate in 'Obvious Child'
Jenny Slate in 'Obvious Child'

A first trailer has arrived for one of the strongest titles out of this year's Sundance, "Obvious Child," starring the hilarious Jenny Slate as a hapless young Brooklyn comedian who considers getting an abortion after she has not-so-safe sex with a cute guy from a bar.

Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Gillian Robespierre, the film strikes an admirable balance between sticking to many of the tried-and-true tenets of romantic comedies, while also shaking things up with a subversive edge. Our TOH! review is here.

"Obvious Child," which was scooped up by A24 out of the Park City fest, hits theaters June 6. It's a must-see.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.