Obvious Child

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable.

Available on Netflix

  • Runtime

    84 min

  • Section

    Discover Together

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Gillian Robespierre

  • Producer

    Elisabeth Holm

  • Cast

    Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Richard Kind

  • Country