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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Very graphic content in faith-based abortion biopic.

Movie R 2019 106 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 99 parent reviews

age 13+

Beautiful story of God's forgiveness

I have heard Abby Johnson's incredible story of redemption and forgiveness on Focus on the Family. This is not "pro-life propaganda"...This is her testimony of God's goodness in her messy life and how He used a difficult situation to completely change her heart. Yes. She is a believer and this is a Christian film. People who are truly reborn know that abortion is contrary to God and it's wrong. There is no way around those facts. Once her eyes were opened to the wickedness of abortion she got out. This is a wonderful movie. If you don't know the Lord and are pro-choice you more than likely aren't going to agree with it...Unless the Lord opens your eyes too just like He did with Abby.
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age 12+

Sad but needs to be seen. Also hopeful and forgiving toward post abortive women

Any child capable of becoming pregnant or making someone else pregnant needs to this this. Younger children with parents or guardians who can explain and be there for comfort though. It is an unimaginably difficult think for a young person to it should. As a post-abortive woman I can say it is realistic , very heart breaking, but necessary. Abortion hurts us women-it does not empower us in the least. It shows the lies we are told to convince us it's the best choice....get back to your normal life quickly. Please tell me...after 35 years....WHEN will I get back to that normal life. Cause it hasn't happened and I WISH I GO BACK IN TIME AND PROTECT MY BABY and MYSELF! Focus on preventing pregnancy. Don't butcher innocent babies at any age. Big time Karma......

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By turns emotionally affecting, ponderous, and as difficult to watch as the most graphic horror movie, this polarizing drama gives a complex subject a somewhat nuanced take. Without a doubt, Unplanned's most controversial scene (as well as the most gripping) is the surgical abortion that's shown just a few minutes into the movie. As the camera cuts between the callous, impatient doctor (who murmurs, "Beam me up, Scotty" when turning on the procedure's vacuum equipment) and the crying, sweating young woman on the operating table, viewers might well get nervous. But that's nothing compared to the movie's single most horrifying scene, in which Abby watches the fetus try to cling to the uterus before being sucked out in a deluge of blood and tissue plopping into a collection container.

It's easy to imagine such a horrifying sight changing Abby Johnson's mind about her job. It's also easy to imagine all the women who were left alone with the lifelong demands of raising children they didn't want to have after Johnson's Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas was closed, a moment the movie treats as an unqualified win. Lacking complexity, too, is the treatment of Planned Parenthood, which is personified here by a top exec who coldly considers abortions as a way to pump up her firm's bottom line. Planned Parenthood comes off so badly in this film, in fact, that viewers may wonder what's the real "big bad" driving this story: abortion or Planned Parenthood? In short, Unplanned does offer a more complex take on abortion than faith-based films usually manage. But it's about half an hour too long, and strident enough that it's unlikely to do much more than preach to the already converted.

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