Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Director: Eliza Hittman
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 1.0

Seventeen-year-old Autumn (Sidney Flanigan), who lives in Pennsylvania, travels to NYC with her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) to get an abortion because allegedly the Keystone State does not have a single facility to perform such a procedure (which is total nonsense, but just run with it).  What follows is mostly both girls looking despondent without any background details about their lives (they barely talk) or information about what happened with Autumn in the first place (abuse is suggested later, but that could mean anything) and then Hittman, who "wrote" this herself, presents an unending string of bad men who prey on or taunt its two leads: bad male classmates, bad step-father, bad male co-workers, bad male customers at the grocery store, bad male subway riders, bad male bus-rider (who gives the girls alcohol and makes out with Skylar after she asks for money).  Making the decision to abort a healthy child is no doubt brutally difficult, but this is just too one-sided and full of hate.  The Dardennes you are not.