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There’s not a single scene that speaks to characters with lives outside their streamlined narrative function; they’re performers in a parable traced over a Chick tract.
—Vadim Rizov, AV Club[1]

Unplanned is a maudlin, emotionally manipulative anti-abortion propaganda movie unintelligently designed in 2019. It preaches to the choir of the American Republican white Evangelical Christian anti-choice crowd that thinks that showing filmgoers bloody pictures of late-term abortions will melt their hearts and sway their opinions.

Plot and reception[edit]

Unplanned earned 40% on the Tomatometer[2] and overwhelming critical dislike at Metacritic, at 10 out of 100.[3] However, it was upvote-bombed at both sites by, one suspects, hordes of true believers, the Westboro Baptist Church, QAnon followers, GitHub bots, and perhaps, just to shake things up, a couple of bored Roman Catholic cardinals.

The film is written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, who wrote God's Not Dead and God's Not Dead 2. The movie and script are based on a memoir of questionable veracity[4][5] by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director–turned-anti-abortion activist (except the Bible does not forbid abortion,[6] but let's not get bogged down in details!). That story, by sheer unbelievable chance, also happens to be the plot.

The film strangely does not star Kirk Cameron. Seemingly they could not afford such a big movie star, as they also saved money by using straw men for anyone involved in Planned Parenthood, an organization which, the film is compelled to mention, was funded by George Soros.

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