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Unplanned

Unplanned

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From Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of
God’s Not Dead
, comes a film that speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our time.
UNPLANNED
brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry through one woman’s inspiring true story of transformation.

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. She believed in a woman’s right to choose, and as one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions. Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at
40 Days for Life
, and become one of the most ardent pro-life advocates in America.


a true story of love, hope & redemption
” –
National Review

Starring:
Ashley Bratcher
(
90 Minutes in Heaven
),
Brooks Ryan
(
The Adventures of Jurassic Pet
),
Robia Scott
(
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
), and
Jared Lotz
.

Bonus Features:
Save the Storks
booklet with devotional, interviews with Abby Johnson, Making-Of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes & Trailers, and Matthew West’s
Unplanned
official music video.

Specification: Unplanned

MPAA rating

R (Restricted)

Product Dimensions

0.6 x 5.3 x 7.4 inches, 2.56 Ounces

Director

Chuck Konzelman

Media Format

NTSC

Run time

1 hour and 50 minutes

Release date

August 13, 2019

Actors

Ashley Bratcher

Studio

Unplanned Movie, LLC

Country of Origin

USA

Number of discs

1

Photos: Unplanned

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  1. Clodágh Ledwidge

    Arrived quickly and in fine condition. The film itself is very open and hard-hitting, whether one is Pro-Choice or Pro-Life. A must for 15A and up to watch.

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  2. alrtuisticni.mizantrop

    Very grateful for the quick delivery. I watched the movie as soon as I got it. The movie is very good, and I hope it will make people think more of the things they decide to do and the consequences of them. And I sincerely believe the movie will make a great impact on people. And if you need a bit more information, you can find plenty of Abby’s videos on YouTube. God bless!

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  3. LConklin

    A MUST see for everyone.

    Praise God for her revelation and her story.

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  4. LeeAZ

    One of the best movies I have ever watched…so well done and real-to-life true story.

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  5. Chris

    Unplanned forces us to look at an awful reality that we might be tempted to minimize. This is the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director that was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions. It’s not a political movie, and it’s not a preachy or religious movie. It shows the reality of the abortion industry and the consequences involved. Abortion says to a woman that they are not strong enough… that they will not be a good mother… that it is too hard… that they will not be able to achieve their goals… that it’s not the right time. This movie is pro-woman and says otherwise. It shows the dignity of every life involved, from the mother and father to the baby and to the abortion workers. It shows the good and bad of what happens behind the walls as well as the good and bad of the pro-life movement. I commend the actors and directors who were involved in this movie (who also did an amazing job), as they took a huge risk with the possibility of being attacked and blacklisted by the people who strongly oppose the truth that this movie brings. The raw and honest truth is here in this movie. If you are pro-life, you need to see what is actually happening. If you are pro-choice, you need to see what you are supporting. Since leaving Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson now has the support of over 500 abortion workers that her organization has helped leave the industry. Abortion is so outside the scope of polite conversation, and it shouldn’t be. There has never been a film like Unplanned, and you will no longer be able to shove the conversation about abortion under the rug after seeing this film.

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  6. L GM

    I will say that I felt the opening scene (with the ultrasound machine) came off more cheesy to me than compelling… but the overall movie was really good. Yes, I am a pro-lifer, but I wasn’t always that way. And I think that this is a movie that can really open peoples eyes to the “business” of Planned Parenthood. This is, of course, one persons account of how things are handled there and her own journey. Not everyone is going to believe it, agree with it, or even like it. I do feel like a lot of people who won’t like it are those who don’t want to hear the details of abortion… they want to stay in the dark and believe that this human life (that has a heart beat at 6 weeks gestation) is just a “balls of cells” and nothing more. This is definitely a movie I will show my children when they are teens to use as a bridge to discuss choice – choice to have sex – choice to conceive a child – and ultimately the choice to keep or abort a human being.

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  7. Ariana Grande

    This movie does nothing to change already determined minds regarding the topic of abortion and only seeks to further divide people on the subject. It is simply a way for right-wing individuals to feel that their beliefs are represented in cinema and only supports a more toxic political and social battleground within the United States and the world.

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  8. Jo Clay

    Anyone, I repeat, anyone… interested in knowing the TRUTH about abortions, should definitely watch this. I gives a balanced view including many facts about abortion clinics that might be unknown to many.
    My only gripe is that the sound quality of the DVD is poor.

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  9. Legal Vampire

    Good film, better than I had expected, that certainly made me think. ‘Unplanned’ stands up to viewing more than once. It is based quite closely on the true story of Abby Johnson. She is the ex-director of an abortion clinic in Texas, who, after what she saw of the abortion industry from the inside, now campaigns against abortion.

    Ms Johnson had herself had 2 abortions. In her job at the clinic she used to reassure anxious potential mothers contemplating having an abortion that they were doing the right thing, that they should ignore the anti-abortion Christian demonstrators outside the clinic and sign the forms, hand over the money and change into a gown ready to be sedated and wheeled into surgery.

    Abby Johnson was an administrator, not a surgeon, and did not see or participate in the actual medical procedures that went on in her clinic, although she did have to deal with women in pain or bleeding after their abortion. When she got home to her family after one busy day at work she had to explain to her little daughter why her shoes were covered in spots of blood.

    Abby’s husband and parents were unhappy about what she did for a living but agreed to disagree, with a tolerance sadly often missing from the abortion debate.

    Then one day when the operating theatre was short-staffed, she was called in to assist. Through ultrasound Abby watched the foetus in a pregnant woman’s womb as a doctor sucked it out with a vacuum device. The reality of what she had been facilitating for years so upset Abby Johnson, who had already seen other things inside the abortion industry to disturb her, that she left it forever and became an anti-abortion campaigner.

    ‘Unplanned’ has a 15 rating in Britain as it makes no secret of the fact that abortion is a surgical procedure involving blood, pain, sharp knives and, I now learn, vacuum suction. However, despite being of a squeamish disposition (we vampire lawyers are surprisingly sensitive and misunderstood!) I was OK watching this.

    If the makers of this film really wanted to, they could have made it a lot more gory than it is, while still being true to the facts. In one scene a truck driver collects 2 large plastic bins from the clinic for disposal, that we are told are full of aborted foetuses. If they really wanted to give us a horror shot, the makers of this film could have removed the lids to show us what was inside the plastic bins, but they do not.

    The lead role of Abby is played by an actress called Ashley Bratcher, who learned while making this film that she was only alive because her own mother, having gone to a clinic intending to have her aborted, changed her mind at the last minute.

    Ms Bratcher is a Christian and opposes abortion, but she believes in spreading the message gently. Given that it is claimed that one-third of American women have had an abortion, shouting ‘abortion is murder’ at them is more likely to drive people away than to persuade them. While the message of this film is against abortion, it is careful to show that not everyone who has had an abortion or works in an abortion clinic is a bad person. Militant ‘pro-choice’ feminists on the other side of the debate, who shout down and abuse anyone who disagrees with them, could learn from that.

    Abby’s boss is played by a lady now called Robia Scott, but who many will remember playing Jenny Calendar years ago in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ under her maiden name Robia LaMorte. She stopped acting some time ago to concentrate on Christian preaching, but agreed to act in this film because she thought it important.

    I was unsure whether it would be worth watching ‘Unplanned’ as the script was by the same people as ‘Gods Not Dead 2’ which I previously reviewed on Amazon as 3 stars, OK but not brilliant. I knew ‘Unplanned’ had received some very favourable reviews from conservative Christians and some very unfavourable reviews in the (mostly trendy liberal inclined) mass media, but I did not know if either or both were reacting more on their politics and views on abortion than the merits of the film.

    I finally decided to try ‘Unplanned’ partly to see what ‘Jenny Calendar’ from ‘Buffy’ is up to now. Also, I had read that those who worked on this film did so despite knowing that, in conformist faux-liberal Hollywood, being associated with an anti-abortion film could harm their careers. I therefore thought this film deserved to be supported.

    While ‘Unplanned’ is not the best film ever, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Ashley Bratcher, while not in the Meryl Streep or Charlize Theron class, is good in lead the role of Abby Johnson, who approved of Ashley Bratcher’s performance. Ashley Bratcher is slimmer and more attractive than Abby Johnson is in real life, but then this is a film.

    Most of the rest of the cast are good in this, although not well-known. There is a moving scene near the end when Abby Johnson ties a red rose and a white rose to the railing outside the now closed clinic, one for each of her 2 aborted children. Then we see a vast number of red and white roses tied to the railing outside what had been the abortion clinic, in memory of all the little lives ended there.

    There are no Special Features with this film, but you can find several videos of both Ashley Bratcher and Abby Johnson talking about the film and the issues it raises on YouTube.

    Some argue that Abby Johnson must have misunderstood what she saw on the scanner in the abortion room that day, as a foetus small and young enough to be removed from the mother’s womb by vacuuming would not have been developed enough to react in the way she believes she saw. Even if that is true, there is still plenty else that she reports seeing on the inside of the abortion industry to make us stop and think.

    Someone with an open mind would find this film interesting and thought-provoking even if they are on the other side of the debate about surgical termination of pregnancy and indeed about religion. Unfortunately many minds are closed on this issue. I cannot imagine ‘Unplanned’ receiving a fair or favourable review on Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ or a BBC ‘arts’ programme for example.

    Personally, I am an atheist, in ethics mostly a Utilitarian follower of John Stuart Mill. I have been told by Christian’s that my soul will be tortured in Hell for eternity for not believing in their religion, and I have also been told by Muslims that my soul will be tortured in Hell forever for not believing in their religion. I shall have to hope that, in the unlikely event that God exists, he is kinder than they are.

    I do not believe in an absolute, unqualified moral right either to life or to have an abortion. I would probably still, reluctantly, vote to keep abortion legal if there was a poll, for fear of the consequences if abortion was driven underground and outside the law. However, I am also repelled by the weasel words and strident certainty of some of those who argue that it is absolutely OK to end the life of a child in the womb, yet who would be horrified to see someone kill a newborn baby.

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  10. Skylark

    Eye-opening true story of Abby Johnson’s experience working at Planned Parenthood. The movie is well done with great acting by Ashley Bratcher as Abby Johnson and Robia Scott as Cheryl, the clinic director. Abby’s story begins with her heartfelt desire to help women which led to working at the clinic and her journey from believing abortion is necessary to suddenly having a horror of the procedure. The movie shows seeds of her inner struggle as she sees inconsistencies of Planned Parenthood’s methods, has two abortions herself and is even pregnant while working at the clinic. Abby is determined to stick with her beliefs in spite of these experiences until her heart is changed when seeing an abortion via ultrasound.

    The movie portrays both sides with respect. The patients at the clinic are portrayed as women seeking help in a difficult situation and are not treated in a judgmental way for considering an abortion. It shows the clinic workers and abortion protestors in both good and bad light. Some protestors do not have real compassion towards patients while others are seen truly caring about the women. The clinic director is harsh with Abby at times and particularly after she questions a Planned Parenthood procedure at a seminar. The abortion facility looks clean and efficient while the workers at the clinic appear like typical employees you’d encounter at a medical office.

    The movie Unplanned had limited show times in our area and unfortunately was removed from theaters while still doing well at the box office. The ‘R’ rating is surprising to me and is unjustified given I’m a lightweight and cannot even handle the violence of many ‘PG-13’ films. The only difficult parts to watch are when Abby aborts her baby at home after taking an abortion pill, a young woman suffers during a botched abortion procedure at the clinic and when Abby witnesses an abortion on the ultrasound monitor.

    This movie is highly effective since its based on an actual autobiography and shows Abby’s transition from supporting abortion to suddenly struggling with the issues surrounding the procedure after many years of justifying it within herself. I learned several new things from this movie and didn’t know that Planned Parenthood employees escort women from their cars to the facility so they are not influenced by abortion protestors. This is an important movie to see if you care about women who must make the heart wrenching decision of whether to keep or abort their babies because it reveals the inner workings of an abortion facility and shows what happens to women during the entire abortion process. The fact that this story is told from a former clinic director’s experience during her eight years at Planned Parenthood makes it very compelling.

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  11. Zeljko Pantic

    One of the most inspiring movies ever! Abortion as a procedure is spoiled forever, so if you can do it after watching this movie, it will be very painful. True story with really good morality.

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  12. Ryans Jewelry

    The story was compelling. One of the best movies I’ve seen this year.

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