Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

A painfully realistic journey of unplanned teenage pregnancy

7.2

Movie

United Kingdom, United States of America
English, Italian
Drama
2020
ELIZA HITTMAN, FEMALE DIRECTOR
Amy Tribbey, Brian Altemus, Carolina Espiro
101 min

What it's about

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

The take

This difficult movie is about a seventeen-year-old from the U.S. underclass who has to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. Autumn is creative, reserved, and quiet, but those are not qualities that her environment in rural Pennsylvania seems to value. On the opposite, she is surrounded by threats, including disturbing step-father and boss characters. 

Dangers escalate as Autumn decides to travel to New York to have an abortion. Never Rarely Sometimes Always is about unplanned pregnancies as much as it is about just how dangerous it is to be a teenage girl living in America.

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A movie written by someone who has never even been to, much less lived in, rural Pennsylvania. Someone whose idea of “rural” is any city with under 200,000 residents.

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