Jenny Slate’s Donna Stern is having a rough time. She’s a 27-year-old struggling stand-up comedian. Her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend. She’s resorted to stalking him in her desperation. And she’s just found out she’s pregnant from a one night stand, and the only date available for an abortion happens to be Valentine’s Day.
Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and co-stars Jake Lacy (as the possibly too nice one night stand), Gaby Hoffman (as Donna’s supportive, manic friend), and David Cross (as a fellow stand-up).
Check out the first trailer after the jump and watch as Donna goes on a drunken rant on stage, pees in public, and generally tries to get through the mess of being a twenty-something with the help of a little wry humor.
A24 is releasing Obvious Child on June 6.