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A pair of Lionsgate newbies: The Rover and the Obvious Child

Jenny Slate: Think pink!
Jenny Slate: Think pink!
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Two upcoming Lionsgate Home Entertainment titles that sound fun.

Fueled by engaging performances from Golden Globe nominee Guy Pearce and what Variety calls “a career-redefining performance from Robert Pattinson,” The Rover arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 23. The tension-filled film was an Official Selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, directed by visionary writer/director David Michôd, and also stars Scoot McNairy.
Set in a world 10 years into the general collapse of society, The Rover follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car, they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson). Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
The Rover Blu-ray Disc and DVD include a “making of” featurette.

A bit funnier . . . Jenny Slate gives the breakout performance of the year playing Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian that gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day. Obvious Child arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on October 7 The film features a hilarious cast including Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross and Jake Lacy. Obvious Child is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages–a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for and love.
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup–and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
The Obvious Child Blu-ray and DVD feature an audio commentary with cast and crew, a “making of” featurette, extended scenes and the original Obvious Child short.

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