'Obvious Child' (June 6)
Former SNL-er Jenny Slate is a struggling stand-up comic who, after having her heart broken and her sobriety compromised by too many shots, ends up with a bun in the oven. The question then becomes: Does this mess in a dress keep the child or abort it? A sleeper hit coming out this year's Sundance, writer-director Gillian Robespierre's feature-film debut tackles a hot-button issue and still finds a way to make a meet-cute romcom with mass appeal (that's a compliment, by the way). It's also a great example of how casting is key: If nothing else, this movie will make you believe Slate has the potential to be the next big comedienne if she plays her cards right.