by Matt Walsh
Here’s the first clue that a romantic comedy won’t be any good: it’s a romantic comedy.
The second: it’s about abortion.
Well, not abortion abortion, as Whoopi Goldberg might say. More like “abortion.” Abortion — the real kind — is reductive, destructive, and degrading, whereas “abortion” — the kind that appears often in Planned Parenthood brochures and Lena Dunham tweets — is warm, cuddly, and lighthearted.
Obvious Child, a quirky little flick (soon to be widely released across the country) about the most charming child murder you’ve ever seen on the big screen, definitely features an abortion of the latter type.
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