What “Knocked Up” should have been

I’ve had a couple of people e-mail me about Obvious Child, a short film directed by Gillian Robespierre about a young woman who gets pregnant after a post-breakup one-nighter. However, this is not Juno or Knocked Up or any other movie where suddenly two strangers fall in love with parenthood and each other and live happily ever after with baby. In Obvious Child the protagonist, Donna, played by Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate, gets an abortion. While I found the dialogue to be forced sometimes I liked that the abortion was dealt with relatively matter-of-factly and quite realistically-and it didn’t take over the film. It’s not Hollywood, but maybe some will sit up and take notice.

Obvious Child from Gillian Robespierre on Vimeo.