gaby hoffmann

In Obvious Child, the scenes with Jenny Slate and Gaby Hoffmann. When they hang out, Hoffmann brings her tea; they try on clothes and they’re throwing them at each other. There are similar scenes in Working Girl, but they don’t have the same intimacy. I feel like one of the things that male directors tend to miss is how intimate women are with each other in female friendships. Women are more likely to hug each other, share clothes or say ridiculous things to each other that they don’t say in mixed company. A lot of that gets lost when men try to translate female friendship on to the big screen.

Women on Women Writing Online: Marya E. Gates

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‘Wild’, Jean-Marc Vallée (2014)

After I lost myself in the wilderness of my grief, I found my own way out of the woods. I knew only that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore. That seeing the fish beneath the surface of the water was enough. That it was everything. My life, like all lives, mysterious, irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me.

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Obvious Child (2014), Gillian Robespierre

It’s sort of annoying to refer to this comedy as the “abortion comedy” because it is more about a woman’s (Jenny Slate) growth in maturity when faced with a difficult situation than about the actual abortion, but it was extremely refreshing to watch a funny (and occasionally very sweet) film talk honestly about abortion without judging the woman contemplating the procedure. 

Metacritic : 75, RottenTomatoes : 87%, IMDb : 7.1