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Gillian Robespierre

2014: My Favorite Films of the Year

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to make a 10-best list, it would probably include films like Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Selma, among others that will be on everyone's list. But, as good as those films are, none of them are on my list of favorites.

Lauren Duca

How Pop Culture Can Change The Way We Talk About Abortion | Lauren Duca | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women

Abortion is taboo -- in politics, in film, heck, even in private conversations. The stigma surrounding abortion is perhaps the most glaring evidence o...

To Fart or Not to Fart: The Obvious Question of Obvious Child

Jon Eig | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

A successful screenwriter might say "don't set your sights on writing marketable crap. Aim a bit higher." I was reminded of this as I watched Gillian Robespierre's new comedy Obvious Child. I don't mean to suggest the movie is crap. Far from it.

ReThink Review: Obvious Child: Abortions In Movies Shouldn't Always Be Tragedies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jonathan Kim

Obvious Child, in addition to being funny, well-acted, and touching, feels so important. There will be over two and a half million unplanned pregnancies in America this year, and those women (especially those who are young and frightened) need to know that they have a choice.

Emma Gray

Why This Abortion Rom-Com May Be The Most Revolutionary Movie Of The Year | Emma Gray | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women

People have been declaring the “death of the rom-com” for years now, but it’s actually alive and well -- and about abortion. “Obvious Child...

The One Four-Letter Word You Won't Find in Obvious Child

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.

Christopher Rosen

'Obvious Child' Is Not For People Who Hate Farts | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Romantic comedies have become so rare that when the trailer for "What If" with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan premiered last week, Vulture's Amanda Do...

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Talk "Obvious Child"

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.10.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Director of Obvious Child Gillian Robespierre, and star Jenny Slate join What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss their feature. The...

Jenny Slate's Reasons For Starring In 'Obvious Child' Are The Best

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child," which stars Jenny Slate as a comedian who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand, grapples with two topics t...