Text Version Text Version What a strange movie. On one level, it's simply about a pregnant woman on drugs going back and forth about whether or not she wants an abortion. On a deeper level, it's all about pro-choice and pro-life activists and the sometimes annoying, and stupid ways they go about trying to get people to believe what they want them to believe. Laura Dern is Ruth. Ruth gets pregnant, sniffs some spray paint, and is arrested for something along the lines of attempted murder of her unborn fetus. The judge tells her she could be let go for an abortion, and that's when the fun starts. First she is taken under the wings of a pro-life family. They pound into her head how important it is for her to have this child. Ruth doesn't care either way, she just wants to sniff more paint, or airplane glue, or whatever is handy. The Ruth gets taken in by pro-choice activists, and they pound into her head how important it is for her to do what she wants. Of course they tell her what she wants, and generally don't allow her to make her own decisions. This is a black comedy at it's finest. Both sides coming out and saying all they want is what is best for Ruth, when in reality, all they want is what is best for each individual organization. The only problem I had with the movie was Ruth. I don't know why, but she really annoyed the hell out of me. She had absolutely no redeeming qualities about her. Maybe that's the way it was supposed to be. But I couldn't stand listening to her talk (or yell as she would usually do). Overall, this was a pretty good movie with a message that doesn't come right out and beat you over the head with it, it makes you think about where you stand on the issue. What's that? Does she get the abortion or not? I think the movie is good enough for you to rent it and find out for yourself.
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