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Not Every Expectant Mom Wants a Baby


The Romanian film, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days reminds us that not every expectant mother has visions of pink and blue or is even ready to welcome a baby.

The foreign flick about a college student seeking an illegal abortion is getting rave reviews.

According to today's New York Times review:

In “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” a ferocious, unsentimental, often brilliantly directed film about a young woman who helps a friend secure an abortion, the camera doesn’t follow the action, it expresses consciousness itself. This consciousness — alert to the world and insistently alive — is embodied by a young university student who, one wintry day in the late 1980s, helps her roommate with an abortion in Ceausescu’s Romania when such procedures were illegal, not uncommon and too often fatal. It’s a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement.

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