"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Obvious Child

You know when you go to the movies and you're like, Meh, to everything you see? And then all of a sudden, you see a movie that just makes your heart explode into thousands of pieces because of how honest and beautiful it is?

Obvious Child is that. Beautifully written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, 
I'm still kinda reeling over how much I can't stop thinking about it. 

Jenny Slate basically delivers a master class in honesty. You can't help but root for her everywoman; how real she is, how effed up her situation is, how scared, vulnerable, and outright hilarious she is. 

My favorite joke: the bit about cream cheese.

My favorite scene: where Donna gets sedated. Everything that needs to be said is shown in that small, simple scene. Everything. Nothing is overwritten. Everything is perfect.

Movies are tax deductible for writers and actors - it's research. 

Do your research. Please go see this film. Support indie films. Support female driven stories. Support female writer/directors. 

Then give them a shout out on Twitter. (Social Media helps indies flourish!)

Enjoy!  And let me know what you thought!

2 comments:

  1. I so want to see this movie and it's playing nowhere near me right now...I'm holding out hope that it's coming soon!

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  2. It's so good! Keep holding out! :)

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