15 August 2016 | wcorse-1
Moving, well-written drama from 80's still tugs at your heart.
This movie was actually made-for-TV; the cast is stellar. Scott and Jacqueline Bissett make a compelling couple, and TV-star Melissa Gilbert ("Little House on the Prairie") hits all the right notes as a strong-willed, insecure college student coming home on Christmas break who discovers she's pregnant by her less-than-committed boyfriend. (No spoiler here; it's on the DVD cover blurb.) This film captures the anger and frustration of both sides of the abortion debate, which had become very ugly by the mid-80's. In particular, the script being written by a woman was a first for this kind of drama, and the lead actors do a fine job of conveying the confusion and heartbreak that so many women were grappling with during that period -- and still are today.