A24 Films has released a new Obvious Child clip from writer/director Gillian Robespierre’s well-received dark romantic comedy. The pic stars Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) as a standup comedian who has an unexpected pregnancy and decides to get an abortion. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the film, and this clip showcases Slate’s excellent sense of humor as her character goes on a drunk dialing spree and decides to leave a number of inappropriate/hilarious voicemails. If you feel you need a refresher from the summer blockbusters over the next few weeks, keep palate cleansers like Obvious Child in mind.
Hit the jump to watch the new Obvious Child clip. The film also stars Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, and Richard Kind. Obvious Child opens in select theaters on June 6th and expands across the country throughout June.
Here’s the official synopsis for Obvious Child:
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.