New films with Kristen Stewart, MIchael Fassbender, Nick Cave and more
Premiere Date and Time: January 17, 5:45 PM
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, Richard Kind
Lowdown: Want to know what part of the festival studios looking for unexpected hits are paying the most attention to? Not the dramatic competition, not Midnight Madness. No, the big pockets are looking at NEXT. This year, the one comedy that has everyone's attention is "Obvious Child" starring Jenny Slate. The buzz is building about this romantic comedy about a one night stand that could potentially lead to something more or not if Slate's character ends up at Planned Parenthood. It may also prove Slate will join the small number of discarded "SNL" cast member who rebounded just nicely outside of the Lorne Michaels empire.
- Gregory Ellwood