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'Obvious Child' teases the comedy out of the human condition
'Obvious Child' teases the comedy out of the human condition

I think we need a new movie genre dubbed "Girls" for films echoing the vision articulated so well by Lena Dunham in her tart HBO comedy about single, young females in the city trying to figure themselves out. Life is awkward, emotions are unfiltered, it all unfolds with a raw, R-rated edge. That kind of truth-telling anchors Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child," a quirky romantic comedy starring the very funny Jenny Slate. It is an affable addition to the growing sisterhood of films with that awkward female factor, including 2012's "Frances Ha," starring a charmingly hapless Greta Gerwig, and the West Coast/middle-age version, 2013's...

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