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Jake Lacy and Jenny Slate in Obvious Child
Jake Lacy and Jenny Slate face an issue in Obvious Child that doesn't usually come up in rom-coms. Photo by Chris Teague
Gaby Hoffman and Jenny Slate in Obvious Child
Jenny Slate plays Donna, a stand-up comedian hit by a spate of bad news. Photo by Chris Teague
Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy in Obvious Child
Despite the heavy subject matter, there's a lot of fun to be had in Obvious Child. Photo by Chris Teague