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by Mel Cann (subscribe)
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Published October 10th 2014

You HAVE to see this movie. Especially if you like raw, unapologetic humour that is a carbon copy of reality...what life's really like.

Donna Stern, a twenty-something stand up comedian, gets dumped by her two-timing boyfriend right after one of her shows. This spirals her life out of control, with plenty of laughs along the way, as she loses her job and has a one night stand, which ends in pregnancy. Helping her along the way are her best friends and family, and she realises life isn't all that bad.

This is a real belly-laugh kind of movie, that at times will also jerk a tear from your eye, in its unforgivingly honest manner. Jenny Slate, playing Donna Stern, is a pure natural in her role, as is her best friend, played by Gaby Hoffman, who you may remember from Now and Then. The way she deals with her situation surrounding the pregnancy is refreshing, and very relevant to today's modern society.

Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, you won't be disappointed in this little number. Do yourself a favour - grab a friend, a few wines and some popcorn and curl up on your couch. Heck, you don't even need anyone to watch this with you - this movie will keep you company.
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