HBO Max just recently revealed a movie that has left the world stunned. The movie doesn’t take up the usual genres but is a sort of documentary on authentic events. The Janes tries to keep delivering their message throughout the movie. Dive in to find out what makes it so special.
The Janes is a move about seven women who agreed to make a secret network. The network’s purpose was to help those women that seek abortions. They called themselves the Janes. Their goal was to attend women who wanted affordable and safe abortions at a protected place. The Janes also chose to be completely unknown to the world so that their personal lives don’t get affected.
What this movie extra special was the sheer timing of its release. The movie was released immediately after the US Supreme Court reportedly overturned Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade was a bill passed by the US Supreme Court that stated the constitution of United States generally protects the liberty to choose to have an abortion.
The Janes follows the events before the passing of Roe v. Wade. How tough it was for women to have abortions. Although the Roe v. Wade was a blessing to these women when it was decided to be activated. As of now, this movie has become ever so relevant after the Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. Entirely before the concept of Roe v. Wade, the women had to go through many difficulties to have an abortion. As shown in the movie, the doctors weren’t completely sincere as well. Some assaulted women, some threatened and some even charged a relatively high price.
The Janes also scored a staggering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. This is just another puzzle piece describing the greatness of this movie. The Janes will completely change the way women go about things in the abortion matters completely.
The Janes also includes some interviews of the real Janes in the movie. Some members of the Janes took a bit of humour on their side to state their case.
Although The Janes is an absolute banger, now everybody loved how the movie painted out to be. Regardless of the 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, some journalists discredited the movie. Sheri Linden writes that, \”commentary is astute and vivid, ranging from the humorous to the harrowing,\” and that \”There isn’t an unmemorable interview in the film.”
A reporter at Salon, Melanie McFarland writes, “Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes permeate The Janes with unforced wry humor that adds a triumphant glow to a story that other filmmakers may have presented as a grim struggle.” She also put up that the movie somewhat had a bit of racism in it. She said, “glosses over the very narrow scope of its testimonials, making it difficult to ignore the whiteness of its perspective in the film\’s first half.”
Regardless of all what the critics have to say, this movie is a must watch. It is something out of the blue and I think the world should know how painful it was for women to have an abortion back in the day. Not swaying away from the fact that The Janes used to help up to 30 women a day. Maybe The Janes might help the US Supreme Court to reinstate the Roe v. Wade.