Sunday, January 3, 2010

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Here is a review from Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller.
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6 comments:

MadMonarchist said...

I guess everyone takes something different from a movie. To me it only seemed a reinforcement of the attitude that if abortion is illegal women will kill themselves doing it themself and that's why the only "humane" thing to do is legalize it. I didn't find any redeeming qualities about it but to be fair it's not the sort of film that's my cup of tea anyway.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it does not sound like it has many redeeming qualities according to the reviews I have read, especially the one linked to.

Julygirl said...

The film does not promote abortion anymore than it promotes adultery. It is a powerful film and I am glad I did not read a review of it before seeing it otherwise I would have decided not to see it and would have missed seeing my favorite actress at her best. I do not believe film reviews should go into the ins and outs of the story line and steal the viewers discovery and exploration of the film. There is so much more to a film, or for that matter a book, than the story line alone. One can tell the story of Dicken's Christmas Carol and miss reading the supurb talent of the writer and his skill of using words to relate the story. The same goes for a film, that of experiencing the actors depict and interpret life situations, and draw one along with them in the experience. I personally recommend the film highly. It should not be missed.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for the feedback, Julygirl, that is just what my mother said about it, too.

boinky said...

From a medical standpoint, it is nonsense...
1 it's almost impossible to insert a catheter into one's cervix unless one is a contortionist
2 the Catheter method was done by another person, usually a local abortionist. However, most upper class women knew the local abortionist's name and didn't do such things.
3. The only thing that would cause her to bleed is a stiff object: knitting needles were sometimes used. I've never seen any, but my friends said the result was a perforated uterus that resulted in a hysterectomy.
4. once penicillin and blood tranfusions were invented, such deaths became rare, even in the slums.
I heard of only one: and that was a second trimester abortion where the catheter, fetus and placenta got infected.

Conclusion: propaganda to keep "abortion safe and legal" .

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for the feedback from a medical point of view. I am definitely NOT seeing this movie.