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Ask for Jane (2019)




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Chicago, 1969... Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. When a pregnant student at the University of Chicago attempts to take her own life, Rose (Cait Cortelyou) and Janice (Cody Horn) find a doctor willing to perform the procedure in secret to save the woman's life. Sparked by this experience, Rose and Janice form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the Janes help thousands of women... but they can't hide from the police forever. Based on a true story, this group of determined Midwestern women inspired an entire generation to take control of their bodies and their activism resonates through to today as abortion rights and Roe v. Wade are under attack now more than ever.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Writer-director Rachel Carey's film is effective in its depiction of a pre-Roe vs. Wade America and its horrors for women, despite its often-clumsy script and amateur production values.

June 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It felt almost like you're reading a sixth grade sex-ed primer in terms of the way it hit every conceivable cliché.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Ask For Jane depicts an important chapter in history and reminds us why women risked so much to help one another at a very dark and dangerous time.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not the content that's objectionable. It's the crudely pedagogical manner in which it's presented.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

The story demands to be told and seen by the widest audiences possible.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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