Unplanned (2019) - Biography, Drama

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All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Chuck Konzelman
Stars: Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 54 out of 627 found boring (8.61%)

One-line Reviews (141)

It misses the mark and instead just ends up preaching to the people that already agree with the message, which kind of makes it pointless.

If the sight of blood bothers you, you would find the film intense.

This movie also created a main character who was complex Christian who truly grappled with many of these intense emotions.

Dialogue is so cliche.

They are often cheesy and predictable and are poorly acted.

That being said, I covered my eyes during certain scenes and I'm glad I did because it was too intense for me.

Anti-choice propaganda .

Fake religious propaganda wrapped up in a (also fake) pretty actress box .

This was made strictly as propaganda and it shows...


Poorly written, terrible acting, ridiculously bad propaganda from your right wing fundamentalist friends who don't believe either in abortion OR funding health care, education, child care, or food for poor people.

If anything it is too high because many reviewers voted high just because they agreed with the politics of the propaganda.

Given that this movie is based on true life events makes it that much more intense.

Too much boring conversation and annoying speech from the narrator!

shameless propaganda .

Unplanned is a compelling look inside the world of abortion clinics.

Like "God's Not Dead" and other films like it, the propaganda element is too strong.

Do not misunderstand me its have a solid production values and look like a a real film, but viewers in favor of abortion rights will find it to be pure propaganda.

Abby's story is intense and the actress portraying her does a superb job.

Propaganda .

Unplanned is definitely worth watching.

I expected a much more violent movie, but it was an exciting and interesting film.

Definitely worth watching .

Engaging, biased and unbiased.

Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.

This film is full of proven lies, designed as an anti-abortion propaganda and should be avoided.

The uterus is empty.

I found the movie worth watching .

Compelling and deeply moving, dare i say the most offensive film I've ever seen, Every one should watch this, so very brave to all involved especially the real life characters it portrayed.

It is also gripping, shocking, and surprisingly even-handed in its presentations of what is, by any measure, a grisly procedure.

Not only is this strictly propaganda and not based in reality, the story is contrived, the dialogue is derivative, and the acting is just plain terrible.

There was no plot.

while catastrophically disjointed and nonsensical, it was quite poorly constructed as a propaganda piece.

The movie, itself, has great acting and Ashley Bratcher's performance was very compelling.

The screenwriters deserve an award for making a subtle narrative compelling.

Propaganda or not, abortion is a very wrong think to do and this movie only empashised it.

Definitely Worth Watching .


Propaganda is lies, this is not..there are others that have said the same that has worked for PPH.

Regardless of your thought on the Abortion debate, this movie is worth watching to experience what actually happens and has happened within the walls of Planned Parenthood.


' Voice over which explains the things we are currently watching adds to the sense that the film maker's are more interested in controlling the audience and their perceptions that they are in creating an engaging work of artistic intent.

It's not even so bad it's good, as it is cheaply imitating better films before it, and as a result it's incredibly dull all around.

Gripping movie.

Propaganda at its worst .


A powerful and compelling story.

Intense, honest, true...

Anyone who's already Pro-Choice probably rolled their eyes when they saw the trailer and wrote it off as propaganda.

I found the Mission Impossible films with Tom Cruise to be a little more intense and frightening that what I saw in Unplanned.

Amazing movie, can be very intense .

I went to see the movie and can honestly say that the acting was fine and the story gripping, compelling, possibly life changing.

and lastly, not surprisingly, the far left anti-life wing has weaponized their review posse to drive down real reviews by calling the film propaganda and giving it a 1.

I wonder however what parts of the movie they consider as propaganda.

This movie is dangerous propaganda clearly written by people that don't exist in a real world.

I watched this and found it hard to say i enjoyed it.

Christian Propaganda .

While I understand they wanted to portray the fact that abortionists see themselves as heroic, to actually use Christian music to portray this is confusing and bizarre at best.

Nothing but scaremongering, pro-life propaganda, and very medically inaccurate.

It is hard to leave the theater and still be pro-chioce.

Engaging, thought provoking and wildly misrepresented in many of the comments .

Terrible pro-life propaganda .

All this is is Christian propaganda.

This movie is anti-choice propaganda made to fearmonger pregnant people into keeping unwanted pregnancies.

Pro-birth Propaganda .

Definitely worth watching it if you care about life.

And Abby's supervisor at Planned Parenthood was one of those cliche corporate bad guys you'd see in a bad made-for-TV movie where her company is trying to sue Santa or something ridiculous, she even had a line that's in the trailer, something along the lines of "You are breed to be a perfect specimen of corporate policy" - or something equally ridiculous.

Propaganda .

This gripping movie is very impactful to viewers and brings this reality into light.

A breathtaking look into abortion .

This film is full of proven lies and is designed as propaganda.

The story was changed and contrived to fit the agenda and instead of an Abby-esque actress they bought a thin one in with no stomach fat.

I think gripping is the best word, and the review IMDb has from a pro critic is absolute hogwash, and sounds like it was written by Planned Parenthood's PR department.

The film was gripping, sad, and at times, you wonder just how on earth poor Abby could be so naive.

If you like incredibly dumb gore movies that exaggerates and doesn't give a damn about reality and who's soul purpose is sensationalism and shock value, you will definitely find this oddity entertaining.


The acting was quite engaging, and the story held my interest throughout.

The cinematography was bland.

It tells the truth about PP instead of the propaganda they spout.

I just returned from seeing this powerful and compelling story told from the viewpoint of an abortion industry insider.

Typical anti-choice propaganda and bad acting on top of it.

The portrayal of her boss is very one dimensional painting that woman in strokes similar to the worst movie villains we can think of.

It's entertaining for both the lobotomized sheep and producers and investors alike.

Anti-abortion propaganda .

Judging the story is probably the most subject to the effects of bias, but I found it to be a courageous story, but one that dragged in spots.

It's a gripping story, brought to the screen by an engaging and not preachy script.

excellent and engrossing .

This isn't a real film, it's a painfully dull and lifeless piece of propaganda.

Acting was dull, especially regarding Abby's husband in the film, dude can't emote to save his life and he ruined several emotional scenes due to this.

Stunning film .

Contrived, cliche, predictable,and preachyCould not finish it.

So there's no plot really -- it's just scene after scene of praying for the 'unborn', while the doctors that perfrom abortions are portrayed as pure evil.

Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman have crafted an engaging adaptation.

Worth Watching .

I went into this movie strongly pro-life and still walked out of the theater changed.

This movie uses a terrible story line and fake gore in order to spur on pro-life propaganda.

Gripping and Heartbreaking .

Abby's journey, however, takes an unexpected turn, when her experiences reveal to her that she can help women much more outside of the clinic, than inside, leading her to resign from Planned Parenthood.

I find it very disturbing to hear how many in the information industry such as Google, Twitter, the movie rating agency, and music label companies appear to be trying to limit the exposure of the movie Unplanned to the public by shutting down accounts, labeling the show as propaganda, not allowing musicians to contribute music, or incorrectly assigning a R rating to the movie.

Honestly worth watching at least once .

This is christian anti-abortion propaganda, thinly veiled as a feature movie.

Totally worth the watch.

In particular, the jolt at the end, that abortions will be allowed up to 24 weeks is misleading and where the propaganda machine set its wheels in motion.

I didn't enjoy this as much as 'Gosnell', if one can consider watching movies about infanticide 'enjoyable'.

Entire film full of boring conversation of Abby with her client, her colleague and her employer!

This movie was trying to be objective and the only ones that hated it and mark it as propaganda are the pro choicers, it only shows the truth.

Having said that, apart from the propaganda machine of pro lifers and their disdain for Planned Parenthood, I thought that the movie told a compelling story of how a woman changed her feelings about abortion.

And then the main character's mother is just unbearable .

Anyway the film, it's harrowing but worth watching if you can get past seeing a dead fetus and an ultrasound of an abortion.

This story let's you understand the financial motives behind Planned Parenthood, and then reveals the confusion and heartbreak young ladies go through in making their decision to terminate a life growing inside of them.

It is well done and tells a compelling story of one woman's life and her experiences.

I'm not sure what is most disappointing about this movie, that it was created and had enough funding to make it to theaters, people actually have watched it in theaters, or that viewers have fallen victim to its blatant propaganda and falsity enough to rate it any more than a single star.

Abby Hoffman's story is compelling, beautiful and brave and should be required viewing for post-modern civic literacy.

Very well done and enjoyable.

PS: Ignore the reviewers calling this "propaganda".

Worth watching, I was surprised .

Pure propaganda .

Abby's story is both moving, emotional, and worth the watch.

propaganda .

This is a movie worth watching and making your own decision.

Christian Propaganda .

Worth Watching .

The acting is stiff, but with the rise of the far right fascists this film is clearly well financed propaganda piece.

I left the theater shaken to my core.

If you like propaganda, this is for you.

The story is engaging enough that I didn't get bored and dramas aren't my thing.

A pile of lies disguised as a thinly veiled propaganda .

It is worth the watch for anyone on either side of the fence because she takes you through that ride; it's a ride of curiosity and discovery.

The characters are not endearing, but the story is definitely fascinatingly contrived and deliberately misleading.

Knowing that, this story becomes very compelling and convicting.

Very Compelling .

It was just unexpected.

This movie is inspiring and I highly recommend it.

The movie opens pretty much at a gripping moment.

Worth Watching .

Once again, The Christian Propaganda Machine rears its head and takes a story, which might have been moving, and turns it into a heavy handed sermon whose only real effect is to make the Christians who watch it feel good about their already held feelings and opinions.

Biased Propaganda .

This movie was well acted, gripping and shows the truth about abortion.

The director of the film at some point in his life began to make religious propaganda films.

I saw that this movie was available for download so I came to IMDB to read reviews and see if it was worth watching.

So much of this movie is based on pure religious propaganda.