Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Unplanned: The Movie, a Review!

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Unplanned, is the most controversial Movie of 2019.  

Here's my Review!

Now before I get into the Review proper, I must tell you that I am a Christian and this subject is very personally repugnant to me.  But, having said that, I think this is a movie that should be shown to every "adult"  person.  Why?  Because there is so much misinformation out there about abortion.  There is also so much anger and polarization about this topic.  This review may seem one sided, but that is my point of view.  After seeing this movie you can make up your own mind. 

The Movie is based on the book Unplanned by Abby Johnson!  It is a true story and there is nothing added or taken away from her experiences.  The movie is very emotionally charged in all aspects. Happiness, sadness, anger, hope, joy and so much more.

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I personally have not read the book, but have seen the movie and the book is on order. I like to read and re-read on this topic because I feel it is so important to be completely clear on all the information and implications. After all this is supposed to be helping women and looking after their health care. There is so much information that gets twisted by the emotional aspect of the subject.

Now you may be wondering what the heck the subject of this Movie and Book are.  Well, there's no easy way to say it's about ABORTION, and the whole abortion industry. (Make no mistake, it is an industry.)

Abby Johnson, the author, should know the industry better than anyone.  She worked for many years as a Director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas.  She had worked her way through the system from handing out flyers to college kids, working as a volunteer at the clinic and ultimately becoming the clinic's director.  She was so good at her job that she was awarded the Planned Parenthood highest accolades, Employee of the Year at their annual convention.

Coincidentally, this is the moment that Abby finds out that Planned Parenthood's  mission statement is a lie! In one meeting she goes from Employee of the Year to questioning everything she has always believed.

I don't want to give away too much of this story, because I really want you to see it!  Many movie theaters will not show this movie because of it's controversial topic.  Not to worry,  you can get to see it on Hoopla!

Hoopla is a free service and you can borrow movies, books, and so much more.  Tracey, one of our writers let us know about this service and I'm so thankful to her for sharing this with me.

I also don't like movie theaters telling me what I can and cannot see!  There are so many questionable movies out there that are readily shown to the public, but,  when a movie takes a moral stand, they deem it inappropriate and don't allow it to be seen in their venues.   So in order to understand this, I watched this movie using Hoopla!

Please be aware, you might want to watch this movie first before sharing it with your family,  It is a very emotional topic, but one that really needs to be understood from all sides.

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  1. Abortion is definitely a hotly debated issue and most people have strong opinions whether they have ever really considered the truth about abortions, or are simply repeating the popular rhetoric. I do agree with you about theaters and how they will show some of the most pornographic, perverse movies that disgust me to my core. However, they won't show a movie about abortion based on real life experience, yet they have no problem with showing movies about real life serial killers, movies that promote casual sex or casual (illegal) drug use. Thank you for telling me the movie is available on Hoopla. I will watch and listen to the voice of experience.

    1. I do agree with all that you have said and really believe that people should make choices based on truth. Truth is so hard to find in our day and age. When a truth goes beyond what is popular, it is suppressed. There is far too much time spent on filling our heads with violence, sex and selfish interests than on goodness, kindness and caring.

  2. Olivia, sometimes I shy away from the controversial topics because there is always someone who misunderstands my intent. So I'm SO glad you were brave enough to write this review. I had not heard about this book/movie. It is definitely something I'll want to read. I'm not always sure where I stand on the topic but I know I'd like to hear more opinions that have been formed based on real experiences. Thank you for this review. The book is being added to my to-read list.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Dawn, controversial topics are just that, they should make you think. When you never see another side of a story it's hard to make a good rational decision based on truth. I hope this helps you see the whole story. Then you can still make up your own mind.

  3. I, too, am upset by the violent/dark nature of so many of the movies being shown in theaters these days. Unfortunately, a large percentage of the movie-going public must have an appetite for this type of “entertainment” or the studios wouldn’t continue to invest in making them. Abortion is a disturbing subject regardless of one’s personal views on it. Johnson’s perspective would certainly be worth the read.

  4. Human nature does seems to be drawn to the "dark" side as you put it. Yes, there will always be a struggle with good vs evil. Abortion in my personal opinion is an evil. It makes me crazy to think about all the people who have no idea at all about what's involved and become very complacent about this topic. Dig deeper into this issue and there are even more disturbing details that no one tells you about.

  5. I was not aware of this movie either and will be heading over to Hoopla... thank you for the review on a polarizing subject.

  6. Thanks for the interesting review about a movie that I had not heard of either. We do have a theatre in town that plays alternative movies, not necessarily because of the controversy but I suppose sometimes exactly for that reason.


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