Call Jane

A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can't get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.

  • Released: 2022-10-27
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku, Kate Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards, John Magaro, Aida Turturro, Emily Creighton, Gina Jun, Rebecca Henderson, Bianca D'Ambrosio
  • Director: Phyllis Nagy
  • samabc-31952 - 17 December 2022
    Well-made, Well-acted, True events, The Janes
    She had a life threatening pregnancy. But the hospital board turns her down when she needed an emergency abortion. She had limited options. Year 1968, 5 years before the Supreme Court ruled under Roe v Wade decision that the constitution conferred the right to have abortion. She visits a shady clinic, considers falling down the stairs and finally finds a flier near the shady clinic she visits: Call Jane. Inspired by true events, this period drama tells a story of a group of staunch and unapologetic grassroots women activists and their ideology of altruism superseding the judgements. When a woman needs help, the underlying reason is not important. Well made and well acted! Fantastic job by screenwriters Roshan Sethi and Hayley Schore for lightening up the serious subject with some humor and still maintaining its quintessence. In today's context, this seems so timely.

    This is based on The Jane Collective, a clandestine group in Chicago between 1969 and 1973. It facilitated an estimated 11,000 illegal but safe abortions. It is not just about empowering women as this concept was introduced just in 1985. Women have fought their battles since ages whether it was for suffrage, education, employment or for something as basic a right as abortion. A great watch.
  • ops-52535 - 16 November 2022
    wasnt this a shot...
    Of anger towards underbelly of the supreme courts of the states and federation of united states of america, search me if im wrong but this is the new wave of proabortion activism coming to us through the silverscreen media, the cause is important and the story will for sure lit a flame of anger, hope, love and justice in the end...

    i shall not make an ethical inclination onto the abortion issues, other than say that many lives and destinies has been saved since the supreme court descisions in the cases between roe vs. Wade and doe vs bolton in 1973, and that the conservatismic leap back to medevalism of 2022 where a comite of men (and a few women) shall decide how a life shall preside, that is an utter violence against womanhood in general.

    A film that every probono lawyer should see, a film that every woman with her own wits should see, because this is what will come to be a reality in the years to come.

    Its a neat and heartfelt fictious but ever so realfelt story about how things where back then in the 50's and 60's, its an unbloody and quite pure and simplistic as a natural life shall be, boldly presented by a cast of well known actors that dares to choose side in this fog of war on protecting the individual womans rights. So from a grumpy old nursing veteran man its a recommend, its not a perfect plot but they will come in other features.