I saw Unplanned with my wife and son yesterday. It is a superb film and I will be writing a full review later this week. The film is a hit with an opening weekend of six million on a six million dollar budget. What I find interesting is the furor over the film. None of the major networks would accept ads about the film other than Fox. The reviews have been generally scathing and barely conceal the fact that they are attacking its film because of its pro-life message. The reviewer for Forbes noted:
This movie was not made for me. I have utilized Planned Parenthood for emergency birth control in the past, and fully believe their portrayal here as a company whose employees mostly genuinely enjoy having lots of abortions happen is nasty propaganda. I can’t say I’m shocked that it was directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, the duo who wrote the angrily confrontational first two God’s Not Dead movies (and pointedly not the more conciliatory third one); I can say I’m shocked they didn’t dredge up the straw corpse of Margaret Sanger among their talking points. Like the God’s installments and so many faith-based features, Unplanned ultimately posits the most bland whiteness as the ultimate signal of Christian goodness, though Bratcher seems a decent actress and can certainly cry believably on cue.
Give him an A for honesty and an F as a film reviewer.
On Rotten Tomatoes the reviews are 53% negative while 93% of responding film viewers like the film.
The Twitter account of the film was “mysteriously” suspended by Twitter for a time on its opening weekend.
If anyone doubts that abortion is the Holy of Holies for the Left, the reaction to this film should dispel all doubt.