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Old 10-06-2014, 01:28 PM
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Gordon has reviewed 'Obvious Child'. He says this is one of the best films he's seen this year. The Blu-ray features good video and audio, along with some interesting extras. Recommended.

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I like Jenny Slate. I'll give it a try.
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It's a solid film. A better version of Juno. Wouldn't own it though.
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I support female filmmakers but they shouldn't lower themselves to toilet humor. No gender should.
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It's a solid film. A better version of Juno. Wouldn't own it though.
But....I what if I LOVE Juno..... (which I do)
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I like Jenny Slate. I'll give it a try.
Check out the show Married on F/X, she is great on it.
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Check out the show Married on F/X, she is great on it.
I agree. I also love Judy Greer....so bonus points!
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This is a marginal thumbs down for me.

It's weird; there are parts that I really, really liked. The film was pretty
compelling. I was entertained. But at the end I didn't think the film
delivered (sorry, that's a horrible pun. It wasn't intentional; but it's
apt in a wicked, wicked way. So I'm keeping it [another horrible pun!])

I kept thinking the film was going to make good on the development of
its characters, but nope. Yes, the main character is developed, but
everyone else is just a caricature. The new boyfriend, the roommate,
the mom. The new boyfriend character really bugged me. He was
too convenient of a great guy to fall into our heroine's lap. Nothing
was earned by her, and I kept thinking a critical flaw in his character
was coming.

Ultimately, I felt this film was like a religious production film. In those
films, the religious agenda comes first. Storytelling is second. It was
more like the story was constructed to form around an ulterior motive.
The motive was to de-stigmatize abortion and conveniently wrap a
romantic comedy around that.

Nothing against that motive; it's actually a worthwhile goal. Women
make that decision and go on to be great mothers in the future. Or
don't be mothers, but still greatly contribute to society. It doesn't
deserve the hatred and negative political/religious stigma.

But it was just too convenient that the film must end on the suggestion
that the new couple will be a
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great couple and likely parents to future children and grandchildren.
They can't have an abortion and NOT be the ideal person/couple going
forward. I rather the film go take that extra step grittier. The boyfriend
is a MBA guy that wants New York and takes after the heroine's mother.
Our heroine's heart is the arts like her father. And her parents are
divorced. She needs to pursue her Hollywood comedy stand-up career.
The abortion aftermath was wrapped too neatly up in a perfect bow.

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I agree there's not much to the boyfriend's character, but considering where the film ended I am not sure how you make the leap you do in your spoiler. Knowing her character, it doesn't seem likely.

I also disagree with your claim about their ulterior motive. Just because they didn't stigmatize abortion doesn't mean the opposite was their goal. Seemed like a realistic issue that a young, female character would deal with.
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I admired this movie more than I liked it. There was something that prevented me from getting into it, but I appreciated the story it told and it was well acted and paced.
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