UNPLANNED is the powerful true story of Abby Johnson (Ashley Bratcher), one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, who was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women, encouraging many to get an abortion. She was a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood until the day she assisted an actual abortion and on the ultrasound screen, saw a baby pulling away in pain and realized it wasn’t just tissue, it was a human baby! That moment forever changed the course of Abby’s life. Robia LaMorte plays the clinic’s director.
UNPLANNED was given an R rating strictly for mature themes dealing with abortion. There is no actual abortion shown but there are intense scenes dealing with the subject; the director takes Abby to a room where they keep dead baby body parts and shows her a tiny fetus in a petrie dish, one young girl bleeds heavily after her abortion and almost dies, Abby takes the ru-486 abortive pill to end her pregnancy and bleeds heavily in pain, there are intense emotions of women considering an abortion, pro-life activists begging women not to do it and the realization of what the baby experiences during an abortion. Since late-term abortion is now in the news, this movie is more politically relevant than ever before. This isn’t an easy movie to invite friends to go see. But it IS a story full of hope for the unborn waiting to be aborted, compassion for those who have had an abortion or considered it, an imperative viewpoint for political discussion, and hopefully, an important cultural message. Every teenage girl needs to see this movie! It is well-done with an excellent cast that presents different viewpoints in a powerful, emotional and faith-filled way. I highly recommend this movie for teens to adults.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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