Obvious Child is not only the best abortion rom-com I’ve ever seen, but it’s also the best movie I’ve seen so far this year. (Yes, even better than Endless Love). It somehow manages to be both incredibly funny and incredibly poignant all at the same time. And in addition to that, it manages to address abortion realistically. That’s three more things it manages to do than the average movie — which explains why it was such a hit at Sundance this year.
Seeing the movie recently was the first time in a long time that I’ve left a theater and felt like I watched something that was written by real live humans who’ve recently spoken to other real live humans. At no point did it feel like a PSA or a very special episode or an underhanded political campaign. It’s just the story of Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian who gets pregnant and doesn’t want to keep the child. Which, believe it or not, happens all the time to 20-something women. As much as I’d love to spoil the ending for you, I won’t do that because I want you to see the movie. I’ll just say that it’s exactly the ending you’d want.
While I plan to do a much more exciting and much longer review when the movie comes out in the beginning of June (hold on to your hats!!!), I’m sharing my mini-review with you now because we’re teaming up with Obvious Child to give away tickets. YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We have 50 tickets to give out to Crushable readers in select cities. And it gets better. Each ticket comes with a PLUS ONE. So we’re not just giving you a free movie, we’re giving you a free date night. Or free platonic friend night. Or, if you’re daring, a free night to meet up with someone from Tinder (eeeeek! DOOO ITTTT!).
Want in? Duh, double duh. Click here and click here fast. These tickets are going to go faster than that infamous f-word that flew out of Jenny Slate’s mouth during her very first episode of SNL. (Yeah, remember that?) After you get your ticket, cruise on back here to Crushable and check out the trailer. Then get excited because you’re in for a real treat. The realest treat if I may be honest.