OB­VI­OUS CHILD ★★★★ Di­rected by Gil­lian Robe­spierre. Star­ring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoff­man

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By now you’ve likely heard of Robe­spierre’s funny, pro­fane de­but fea­ture: its rep­u­ta­tion as the “abor­tion com­edy” pro­ceeds it. Don’t ex­pect 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days. Ob­vi­ous Child’s rad­i­cal­ism lies in its very lack of rad­i­cal­ism: there’s no grand­stand­ing in the man­ner of If

Th­ese Walls Could Talk and no naughty trolling in the style of Sarah Sil­ver­man. This is not a man­i­festo; it’s a messy, im­per­fect ro­mance fea­tur­ing Slate’s won­der­fully messy, im­per­fect hero­ine. 16 cert, QFT, Belfast; IFI/Light House/Screen, Dublin, 85 min

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