June 3, 2007

Any Partisans Like ‘Knocked Up’?

Filed under: Abortion,Film — acepundit @ 8:47 pm

I’ve yet to see the film but I’m meaning to. I used to review them on my Aggressive-Voice site but careers and things that made me money got in the way. As I expected by the title alone, a bunch of righteous conservatives who haven’t even seen the film will dismiss it as Gina Dalfonzo has despite her readers pleading for her to see it for the subtle pro-life message.

Crazy psycho-feminist reviewer MaryAnn Johanson at Flickfilosopher who hates any movie that suggests God may exist didn’t like the film because the protagonist decides not to get an abortion (emphasis by the author):

Look: Alison doesn’t even want to touch Ben when she finds him in her bed the morning after their alcohol-fueled romp. If he’s really that disgusting, that much of a loser — and I’m not saying he is, except that the film casts him that way — why would she even consider having his child? A smart gal calls the clinic, gets an abortion, feels bad about it or doesn’t, and learns a lesson about not taking drunken losers home, or not having sex with anyone two hours after you meet him without a condom, a diaphragm, and the pill.

Pretty sick how some people regard fetuses as mere inconveniences and abortion always as the “smart” choice. Anyway, “Knocked Up” has gotten mostly positive reviews from the real critics and I’m looking for some free time to see it.



  1. It wasn’t that I was trying to dismiss the movie. If you look at my post again, I said that if the film makes the pro-life point it seems, from a reading of the reviews, to be making, that’s great. I mentioned the part about the heroine’s mother wanting her to get an abortion, but I also mentioned that it seems as if the film takes sides against her, and that’s a good thing. And I invited those who had seen the movie to weigh in and share their perspectives (which, as you note, someone did). All I was really down on in that post was the part about pornographic websites.

    Comment by Gina Dalfonzo — June 3, 2007 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

  2. Ummm I think assuming some people “always” consider abortion smart is as silly as assuming aborton is “never” ok (child’s life, mother’s life, unviable fetus, et.) Sometimes abortion is smart. Maybe even if you don’t agree.

    Comment by Nancy — June 7, 2007 @ 8:13 am | Reply

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