Obvious Child (2014)

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Obvious Child: Directed by Gillian Robespierre. With Jenny Slate, Paul Briganti, Gaby Hoffmann, Stephen Singer. A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

“The idea of aging someone as punishment for crime is unique and interesting. Unfortunately they didnu0026#39;t look further into that aspect of the story, only barely touching on the potential problems in the most cliche manner (process questionable, side effects, etc). They donu0026#39;t really get much into the psychological or ethical implications, which would have made a far more interesting movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eInstead this is strictly a made-for-TV murder mystery done in the most mundane and mediocre manner. Acting is passable but unremarkable. Directing is invisible, as characters do exactly what theyu0026#39;re expected to do and the story goes where other murder mysteries have gone before.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn short, itu0026#39;s blase with nothing to stand out save the premise. I almost gave it a 5-star u0026quot;mediocreu0026quot; rating, but had to drop it a star for failing to meet potential. Given the premise it could have been a much better film. Instead it doesnu0026#39;t even qualify as a decent murder mystery. However, it might possibly serve as a cure for insomnia.”

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