Former SNL cast member and f-bomb dropper Jenny Slate headlines the new romantic comedy, Obvious Child. Slate plays Donna Stern, a twentysomething comedian struggling through life and love as only a twentysomething comedian can. When Donna becomes pregnant after a passionate night she is forced to make a difficult choice, and confront adulthood head on. Obvious Child opens in select theaters June 6, but The A.V. Club has a chance for you to attend an early screening in several cities—Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, La Jolla, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Washington DC, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC, San Francisco, and Seattle—on June 3. Simply follow the link here, choose your city, and claim your pass. The first 50 participants to RSVP will receive a pair of passes. Remember, seating at each screening is first come, first serve; so arrive early! A full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“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.”