Happy Monday, Toronto! Hopefully you’re well rested from the past weekend because we are kicking off the week with an awesome contest just for you guys! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to an advance screening of OBVIOUS CHILD on Monday, June 16th at 7:00pm with star Jenny Slate in attendance to intro the film!
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Anchored by a star-making performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.
Obvious Child opens in Toronto on Friday, June 20th and expands throughout Canada over the summer, but here’s how you can see it first! Simply email [email protected] with OBVIOUS CHILD in the subject line. Please include your full name in your email. Please only one email entry per household. Multiple emails will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Saturday, June 14th.
Good luck and remember to stay tuned to Dork Shelf for all the latest movie news, reviews, interviews, features, and more great contests all summer long!