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Fifteen & Pregnant (The True Stories Collection)
Fifteen Pregnant
The True Stories Collection
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, Julia Whelan, David Andrews, Margot Demeter
Director: Sam Pillsbury
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television
NR     2005     1hr 36min

A True Story of Teen Parenthood. Tina Spangler is 15 years old and pregnant. Her future looks bleak and her options are few. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she has only one person to turn to: her loving mother, Evie, a woman ...  more »


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Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, Julia Whelan, David Andrews, Margot Demeter
Director: Sam Pillsbury
Creators: James Bartle, Michael S. Murphy, Diana Kerew, Erik Storey, Gideon Amir, Susan Cuscuna
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Drama
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/03/2005
Original Release Date: 01/19/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/19/1998
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Scarily true
Dumb Blonde Reviewing | In my bed | 01/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"My mum loves these true story DVDs, which you can buy dirt cheap in many places, but I only watched it because it starred Kirsten Dunst, plus it was something I could review on here. The film jumps pretty quickly from the morning sickness in the early months, to the full-blown big bump with days/weeks to go. It's also a very short TV movie, 87 minutes, but feels a lot longer.

Kirsten Dunst plays the spoilt brat who sleeps with her boyfriend (who you can tell right away that he's just after getting into her pants), and proceeds to tell him that she doesn't want him to tell her he loves her if he doesn't. I'm sorry, but many guys will say that just to get you into bed - I'm not talking from experience here though. I thought Kirsten played the role very well, although the labour scenes were a bit OTT, but aren't they always in these type of films? She makes the adult (although she's only 15, and very immature I found) decision of not giving the baby up for adoption or abortion.

There are also some outright lies in this TV movie, but I think it's more to scare the viewing audience than anything else. Some of the characters discuss how many women die in childbirth and mention that it's 20%. And nowhere in the show are they ever corrected (it's more like 0.8%).

To make this film better, it should have been extended, and showed how Tina got on after giving birth, rather than seeing her leaving hospital all smiley. She plays a character that would shout, scream & walk out on her baby to be with her friends more than be affectionate towards it. However, it is a good movie, and thankfully, I've passed that stage, to have unprotected sex, with a guy looking like that!"
Good Movie
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all,I think the other reviews are wrong, because this movie isnt just about "Kirsten Dunst", its deals with her whole family in the movie. It's a great movie about a girl who is 15 and she gets pregnant by a boy who leaves her and she ends up going to a school for young pregnant girls, and then she has it all on her own without her boyfriend. It's a great movie but its only for Mothers and girl teens, because they can learn from the movie if a mothers young daughter ever gets pregnant early. yes, Kirsten does give a great performance but its not just about her,the mother in the movie goes through a lot too. Great movie for a mother daughter to sit down and watch together!!"
Fifteen and Pregnant- good Lifetime movie
G. Harrison | 07/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this movie, I remember watching it on Lifetime when I was in high school and I was glad I could find it on DVD."
Sad But True
Dumb Blonde Reviewing | 07/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie touched on the epidemic of teenage pregnancy. It was realistic and let the viewers know how teenage pregnany not only effects the individual pregnant, but also how it effects the entire family. It was very heart felt, and did not sugar coat an issue that has become quite relevant over the past couple of years."