OBVIOUS CHILD – Review by Kristy Puchko

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obvious child poster art160 Typically, comedies aimed at women are romantic comedies with plucky, pretty heroines who just need to loosen up to meet Mr. Right. Obvious Child is being categorized as a romantic comedy, but that’s not right. Really it’s a self-discovery comedy, though that’s a less sexy descriptor. Like Bridesmaids, the focus isn’t shared between a will-they/they-probably-will couple, but instead centers on a woman whose struggle to grow up is sloppy yet embarrassingly relatable. She’s a hilarious hot mess, played by Jenny Slate in a performance that should damn-well launch her to stardom.

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Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko is a New York-based entertainment writer and film critic whose work has appeared on sites like Cinema Blend, Pop Crush, Screen Crush, CBR's Spinoff, Next Movie, The Film Stage, and Jezebel. After receiving her B.A. in Film Studies from Brooklyn College and the Macaulay Honors College, Kristy spent several years in post-production before she was wooed by the world of blogging. Since then, the movie obsession she's harbored since girlhood has served her well, playing into countless editorials, interviews, reviews, and infographics. You can keep up with her on Twitter: @KristyPuchko