Movie Review: The Pregnancy Pact

January 26th, 2010
Categories: Movies

I watched a Lifetime movie premiere the other night. Stay with me. The movie was titled The Pregnancy Pact. Stay with me. Loosely based on the 2008 real life story out of Gloucester, Massachusettsthe movie takes a historical fiction look at what might have gone on with the group of teen girls that promised each other that they would get pregnant and carry their babies together while still in high school. The movie itself had some typical teen pregnancy movie cliches. One mother found out that her daughter was pregnant because the daughter threw up. She just magically knew! Other cliches included one girl being the daughter of another teen mother (making the original mother a grandma at 31), a few smoked and drank while pregnant, and… [more]

A Movie Reminds Us: Adults Get Pregnant, Too

June 29th, 2009
Categories: Movies

With movies like Juno and television shows The Secret Life of the American Teenager throwing pregnant teens at us left and right, I was pleased to see a movie like Away We Go. Why? It shows us something important, something that those arguing about how every unplanned pregnancy should result in adoption seem to forget. Adults get pregnant, too. Unexpectedly and unplanned, adults find themselves facing a pregnancy. And, shock of all shocks, it can happen to people who are in committed long-term relationships. Who knew? More people than you realize know that you don't have to be a teenager experimenting with sex to find yourself unexpectedly pregnant. As an example, my husband and I were using birth control (properly) when we found ourselves unexpectedly pregnant in… [more]

Knocked Up, The Movie

May 30th, 2007

I’ve heard a lot of hype about the new movie, Knocked Up, a comedy starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl (from Grey’s Anatomy) directed by writer and director Judd Apatow. You can guess by the title that someone is going to be pregnant in this movie. Katherine Heigl plays Allison Scott a twenty four year old television reporter and news journalist who is on the fast track to success and a big career. She celebrates a promotion by a night of drinking out on the town where she meets goofy, slacker Ben Stone, played by Seth Rogen. A one night stand occurs. Fast forward eight weeks and Allison finds herself in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Director Judd Aptow says that he wanted… [more]