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CondomMan
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I had just recently seen this film and logged on to this website expecting to see some reaction, but after a quick search I didn't see any ... was wondering if I could hear everybody's thoughts on it if they've seen it?

Personally I think it's a very dangerous movie, because in some ways it's very endearing, funny, and opens dialogue about serious issues; on the other hand, however, it's very irresponsible in the way it depicted abortion clinics and the abortion issue in general. I think the abortion clinic scene, particularily the conversation with the receptionist was done for laughs, but the side-effect of that is that they propagated false stereotypes about clinics worldwide.

Has anyone else seen this movie?

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I really loved the movie for so many reasons, but the clinic scene irritated me. Even though I did laugh at the "It makes his junk smell like pie," line, the whole scene, (especially the receptionist--shouldn't someone working at a clinic know that flavored condoms can cause a yeast infection? I learned that in 9th grade health class) seemed off. It made the clinic seem, for the lack of a better word, vulgar. Other than that one scene, I din't really have any problems with the movie as a whole.

Also, anyone else notice that in the three big pregnancy-themed movies this year--Knocked Up, Juno, Waitress--that lead women all kept their less-than-wanted babies and it ended up working out just dandy for everyone? Hum.

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Here, you might want to have a look at this:
Film review: Juno

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CondomMan
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Thanks for the link, that review seems spot-on [Smile]

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I think the reason hat all of the women kept their babies was most likely because they are comedies and abortion is usually much too contraversial to be looked at in a comic way
also...wouldnt a film in which the pregnancy was terminated be much too short?

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I looovvveeedd that movie:D but I also however didnt think that the clinic scene was portrayed very well...I'm sure in real life it would be alot more seriouse then that, like they wouldnt have a weird teenager behind the counter giving bad sex advice..but over all I think the movie was AWESOME! my dad even cried! which made it more funny

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I thought the abortion scene was the best in the movie.
The only other thing that stood out for me in the movie, was the ending (single mother adoption).

Other than those two scenes, I thought the movie was fun enough, but nothing near as special as everyone else seems to find it.

just pointing out I mean artistically

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Saw it last night, thought it was really good. It was funny and had a great soundtrack, also dealt well with a serious issue. I also doubt that an abortion clinic would really be like that (though I don't know) and think Bleaker should have taken more responsibility during her pregnancy.
As entertainment though, it was fantastic, really well made. I guess it depends whether you see it as a film, or really a depiction of the current situation.

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I think it's a bit harsh to be calling it a dangerous movie based on what was just one scene in the movie. It was really refreshing to see a movie like this, dealing with these issues in a lighthearted way that made it easier to connect with as opposed to the Lifetime-esque movies, which are good, just a bit overdone
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