While "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is decimating audiences this weekend, two offbeat takes on romantic comedy will charm moviegoers who appreciate quality over brain-killing idiocy.
Director Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child" is a witty, brutally honest take on romance. Jenny Slate, in a no-holds-barred performance that's funny and heart-warming, plays Donna, a stand-up comedienne who loses her boyfriend and her job — and, after a one-night stand, becomes pregnant. Donna decides to have an abortion, and as she holds by that decision she finds the guy with whom she had the one-night stand (Jake Lacy) could, under other circumstances, be The One. The movie deals truthfully with the choices of being a modern woman. (Read The Cricket's interview with Robespierre.)