"I'd rather be dead than pregnant. It's the same thing 'cause your life is over anyway."
Gaby tired of hearing the stereotypes and things that people say about girls in her neighborhood getting pregnant in high school, she decides to do her senior project on something meaningful. As a student who has a lot of potential and plans to graduate high school she wants to do well on her senior project, so she goes a step further and does a social experiment on the repercussions of being pregnant in high school.
"Only someone incredibly stupid would let themselves get pregnant."
With the help of her friend Claire (Sarah Smyth), her principal, a teacher, her mother and her boyfriend, they put out the rumor that she is pregnant. Both Jorge's family, Gaby's family and friends have no idea that she is not really pregnant except those involved inside the project.
As the movie continues, Gaby finds herself hearing more about her new pregnant life, all of which she is putting into journals for her project. During her project, Gaby gets closer to a classmate who is also pregnant, Tyra (Laci J Mailey), who has no clue that Gaby's faking her pregnancy.
"What a waste of a life. That girl has such a good head on her shoulders. What was she thinking?"
Even Claire at one point makes a reference to how Tyra and other teen mothers need to watch Teen Mom to learn what they have ahead of themselves as teen moms. Babies aren't simply just roses and sunshine, they're hard work.
Without giving too much away, I suggest that you view the movie for yourself and see what happens in the end.
The O'Malley Review's Thoughts on The Pregnancy Project
After I watched the movie "The Pregnancy Project" via +Netflix and I found myself back in high school looking at all the stereotypes that one of my own pregnant classmates had to go through. I won't name her name, but many of the things that were said in this movie, were also said about this young high school student I knew.
I can't imagine what else she went through from her family and close friends. I imagine it would have been hard, and maybe quite similar to the things that were portrayed in this drama based on real life film adapted by Lifetime.
Now, I do want to add the book to my collection of things to read. I'm thinking the book may be even more moving and powerful than the movie itself. I feel that it will go into things I felt were missing from the movie. For instance, how did Jorge really feel about lying to his family. Was he really so easily convinced it was the right thing to do? Were their family and friends really that clueless that she wasn't pregnant?
Over all though I was pleased with The Pregnancy Project and I highly recommend it to those who are movie lovers like myself. It's a great film and I really enjoyed it.