Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.
Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Ion Sapdaru, Teodor Corban, Tania Popa
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Mobra Films, Saga Films, The Anonimal Foundation, CNC|
|Language||Strong in parts, very hard-hitting in one scene|
|Sex||Strongly alluded to|
|Violence||Strong abortion images, lengthy|
|Comments||Very strong, high-impact themes with an important message concerning a relevant issue: abortion.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Hlengiwe Mnguni It will not excite, but it offers an unglossed look at the complexities and vulnerabilities exposed by back street abortions.
Laura Bushell Startlingly good viewing.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Anamaria Marinca gives a masterful performance as Otilia, but don't let my description of Gabita blind you to the brilliance of Laura Vasiliu's acting. These are two of the more plausible characters I've seen in a while.
Jason Anderson Slivers of gallows humour occasionally alleviate the militantly gaunt mood and one gratuitous shock is the only moment Mungiu sets a foot wrong.
James Berardinelli 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is an abortion movie where the pro-choice/pro-life struggle fades into the background to give way to a more visceral and less philosophical battle. Despite being slow and deliberate, it is often compelling and occasionally riveting.
Peter Travers This slice of celluloid dynamite comes from Romania, and what you see will floor you.
Tomatometer Featuring gut-wrenching performances from Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months is a gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania.
What the People say
15290 Netizens A path to maturity
Average .. 89%