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Obvious Child…

I thought the female lead in this film was developmentally disabled, but it turns out that she’s just “edgy.” NPR describes┬áDonna Stern as “an aspiring standup comic in her late 20s who’s out of her depth in the grown-up world.” Huh? She’s almost thirty. She is in fact a member of the adult world. She is an adult. She has been for more than a decade. There are soldiers who went off to Iraq at eighteen and served a few tours who are in fact younger than this film’s titular woman child.

Per NPR: “She’s a big baby, someone who can’t take care of herself, let alone a little baby.”

Dear God. Also, screenwriters attempting to model your characters’ speech patterns after Buffy and Juno, those characters were teenagers.

 
 

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