What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Obvious Child is a compassionate, unconventional, and very funny indie dramedy about a twentysomething woman who must make a complicated decision after a break up and subsequent hook-up brings her to a crossroads. The film uses humor to explore mature themes, including unexpected pregnancy, modern-day romantic entanglements, and unemployment. Characters swear constantly (including the "f--k," "s--t," and much more) and drink, sometimes to the point of inebriation. There's no outright nudity, but expect plenty of frank talk and jokes about sex.
  • Families can talk about Obvious Child's messages. Do you think it's trying to persuade viewers to feel one way or the other about Donna's decision? Is it OK for a movie to be subjective about social issues?
  • Movies sometimes use humor to tackle difficult subjects. In what way does this film do so, and is it successful?
  • How does the movie handle Donna's struggle to arrive at a decision? Is she a relatable character?
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