“Obvious Child” is a movie about choices. There are those out there who will not like this picture because they prefer that some people, specifically women, would not have these choices available to them. However, before you get bummed out, you should know that this is quite an enjoyable and funny movie.
Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) is a rising New York comedian. Things in her life are going pretty well as far as she is concerned, she gets good laughs during her standup, she has a boyfriend that she really likes and she enjoys her job too. Then she loses said boyfriend and the job. On a night out, she meets Max (Jake Lacy) and in a true “One thing led to another” fashion, she finds herself pregnant. Knowing she is not ready for that, she chooses to get an abortion, but must find a way to let those around her know, including her mother and, of course, Max.