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Obvious Child - Movie PosterOBVIOUS CHILD has been getting outstanding reviews, but as with most movies these days, it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

Heck, it won’t even be everyone’s glass of water.

Jenny Slate stars as Donna Stern, a struggling stand-up comic living in Brooklyn, New York, who is almost 30 years old and who also works in a bookstore to help pay the bills, because her comedy sure won’t.

We can tell this not only from what we see of her comedy act, but also from where she performs at a small bar and comedy club on open-mic nights.

Donna uses her own life and being a woman as material in her act, and not everyone will find jokes about vaginal discharge in women or her boyfriend Ryan particularly funny.

Especially Ryan, who says that he feels weird when she always makes jokes about him in her comedy act.

So, while Ryan is talking to Donna and breaking up with her, he keeps looking at his phone, saying that he doesn’t know where to look.

Donna uses her hand to circle her face and says, “Well, this is probably a good area.”

Donna learns that Ryan has been sleeping with her friend Kate, and the next day she stands across the street from Ryan’s apartment and sees Ryan and Kate come out to walk a dog, which really upsets her.

In the meantime, Donna learns from her boss at the bookstore where she has been working for five years that the bookstore is going to be closed.

Then one night at the comedy club, Donna meets Max, essentially picks him up, they have common interests and taste, they get drunk together, they go back to his place and dance and drink some more, and the next thing we see is Donna sneaking out of bed the next morning while Max is still asleep.

So, a few weeks later, Donna learns that she is pregnant, and she decides to have an abortion.

Even this new aspect of her life becomes material that she uses in her comedy act.

Well, what do you know, but Max has taken a liking to Donna, and he keeps showing up in her life.

OBVIOUS CHILD has an ending that might really annoy you, but it is not the worst movie I have ever seen.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”