Obvious Child (2014)
The more I reflect on this film and the more I see of it the more certain I become that it’s one of my favorite films I’ve ever seen. We don’t get a lot of new romantic comedies that are lauded or feel fresh and Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child manage both. Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy have a sweet chemistry where despite the messy way they are introduced (a drunken one night stand that leads to an abortion) you want the two of them to pull through. The two characters both seeming like real people certainly helps. It’s the romantic comedy we all wanted and deserved in an industry that far too often doesn’t put enough time into the unfairly maligned genre.