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Account Profile. Sign Out. Photo: Pure Flix. Tags: power politics abortion rights abortion movies propaganda More. Most Viewed Stories. Best of The Cut. I believe people are ready for the truth. In response to the film's rating, the MPAA was sent a complaint signed by twenty-nine people uninvolved in the production of the film.
Film Review: ‘Unplanned’
Molen and Gray Frederickson. Johnson subsequently wrote an open letter addressed to parents, explaining why the MPAA had assigned the R rating and stating that the film contained no nudity, sex or profanity. Unplanned was released in the United States on March 29, During the opening weekend, its official Twitter account was suspended reportedly because it was linked to another account that violated Twitter's code of conduct. It was soon reinstated, gaining thousands of additional followers within several hours, eventually exceeding the number of followers for Planned Parenthood.
Mark Cavaliere, an executive director of a local Coalition for Life,  dressed in a 40 Days for Life shirt like those seen in the film and recruited volunteers at some showings.
No Canadian distributors were initially interested in the movie, which prevented movie theaters from picking it up. In June , the small distribution company Cinedicom agreed to make it available to the Canadian market, its president stating the decision to distribute the film was based on divine inspiration.
The producers accused Canada's dominant movie theater chain Cineplex Entertainment of effectively banning the movie in the country by not showing it in its theaters. However, the company's usual practice is to only consider movies if their distributor presents a marketing plan and obtains a rating from a provincial ratings board.
Cineplex later reversed its decision, opting to screen the film in 14 locations. The competing chain Landmark Cinemas also screened the film at 10 locations. The site's critical consensus reads: "A dramatic approach to a hot-button topic whose agenda is immediately clear, Unplanned will only reinforce the feelings of viewers on either side of the issue.
Writing for the National Catholic Reporter , Rose Pacatte said that " Unplanned is an important film, a designation that directors hate to hear. It is not entertaining until the cheesy lawyer shows up but tells an emotional story with wide-ranging implications.
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In contrast, The Hollywood Reporter 's Frank Scheck criticized Unplanned as "proselytizing agitprop" comparable to a "basic cable television movie in its mediocre production values and subpar performances". Club 's Vadim Rizov stated that "[while Unplanned ] has greater technical finesse than its foundational forebears The Canadian news industry was generally critical of Unplanned.
The Globe and Mail ,  the Ottawa Citizen  and the Toronto Sun  all described the film as dishonest religious, social, and political propaganda. Luke Thompson, in Forbes, notes the heavily political nature of the film, which "naturally, drops the name of George Soros and claims the nonprofit is one of the most powerful organizations on the planet Shortly before release, the American division of Planned Parenthood stated that the arguments in it were false. A soundtrack album was released on March 22, with the title track being interpreted by Matthew West. Blake Kanicka, the music supervisor for Unplanned failed to license songs from more established mainstream artists and from a half dozen of the largest music companies.
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We think this movie stands out for: Character Strengths. A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Positive Messages. A man drinks a beer as he watches television. Adults have drinks with dinner; no one acts drunk. What parents need to know Parents need to know that Unplanned is based on the memoir of a former Planned Parenthood director who joined the pro-life movement after witnessing an abortion. Continue reading Show less. Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by BesideStillwater March 29, Continue reading.
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Adult Written by Holy Mama March 29, You must see this Excellent movie. This story is true; don't believe the haters on other sites that post that this movie is about lies. You can't deny Abby Johnson wa Teen, 14 years old Written by moviereviewer6 April 4, Very good his movie was fantastic! It was an eye opening moment of what actually happens behind the closed doors of planned parenthood. While this movie was quite gory Emotional Roller coaster The first five minutes of the movie shoves you through so many emotions. It was an incredibly moving and educational movie.
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