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WATCH: Jenny Slate Talks Sex and Standup in Her Breakout Role in 'Obvious Child' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Stand-up comic Jenny Slate didn't go from zero to breakout overnight. Typically, like many performers, she's had wins and losses--like losing her gig on Saturday Night Live. It wasn't a good fit, she admits now. Clearly, indie "Obvious Child" suited her talents perfectly, as writer-director Gillian Robespierre carefully crafted this star vehicle that became the toast of Sundance 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 20, 2014 8:04 PM
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Review: 'Obvious Child' Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

Gillian Robespierre’s winning “Obvious Child,” which bowed at Sundance, sticks to the rom-com arc while throwing in a gutsy curveball: The film’s main woman and man fall in love while getting an abortion. It opens this Friday via A24 Films.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2014 1:03 PM
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OddLot Taps 'Obvious Child' Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre for Untitled Divorce Comedy

Gillian Robespierre's achingly hilarious debut "Obvious Child" hasn't hit theaters yet, but she already has a new film in the works.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2014 3:53 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Hilarious and Edgy Sundance Hit 'Obvious Child,' Starring Jenny Slate

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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2014 2:00 PM
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