“I didn’t know what to say. I felt I was caught in a lie. So you have to understand, it was the 70’s. The women’s liberation movement was exploding. Millions of women were taking to the streets and I got swept up in the wake.” – Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – The battle for and against abortion is fought on a national scale in the media and in the courts.
My Take on it – This is a film that I was quite interested in seeing after hearing about it.
The story of Roe Vs Wade is very well known as being the court case that reached the Supreme Court dealing with the legality of abortions.
This film is quite eye opening in the way that they allow us to see how politically charged this story really was.
The players on both sides of the issue did all they could to try and make sure that their side of the story was seen as the moral and religiously correct choice.
The film has a great main cast, but its the supporting ones that stand out even more like Jon Voight, Steve Guttenberg, Corben Bernsen and Robert Davi.
The film’s chooses to utilize narration as a way to keep the audience informed, yet they rely far too heavily on it and that detracts a bit because it feels as if they are spoon feeding too much to the audience the whole way through instead of allowing the story to progress on its own.
This film’s main theme is still a very controversial one and to this day still remains on the forefront of so many political agendas which helps make things so informative to watch even in today’s climate.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Despite William Brennan being older than both Harry A. Blackmun and Warren Burger, Robert Davi and Corbin Bernsen, who play Brennan and Blackmun respectively, are over a decade younger than Jon Voight, who plays Burger. In fact, Voight was nearing 80 at the time of production, with the three senior Justices being in their mid-60s. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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