Obvious Child

2014 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD

Obvious Child

2014 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her cheating boyfriend, a comedian bottoms out and has a drunken one-night stand with a nice guy who's not her type. Weeks later, she finds out she's pregnant.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

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.

Sexual Content

Lots of raunchy talk about body parts and sex (mostly jokes), and some kissing and making out in underwear, but no nudity. The fall-out of an unexpected pregnancy (after unsafe sex) is at the heart of the movie.


Some yelling and screaming.


Very frequent use of every swear word in the book, including "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "p---y," "c--t," and more.

Social Behavior

When you find yourself in a bind, trust yourself to figure out what to do, and reach out to others when you need help. If you make a mistake, accept that there are consequences, and deal with them.


Some logos seen, mainly an Apple computer and iPhone. Some brands are also mentioned, including Kia, Eileen Fisher, and Tylenol PM.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Lots of drinking in bars, with one scene showing a woman, who's upset at having been dumped, downing shots and swigging liquor from an open bottle. A major plot point develops because the characters get so inebriated that they have unprotected sex.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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