Jon Voight’s anti-abortion movie, “Roe v. Wade,” has had a stealth release for Easter weekend. There are five reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, all negative. One is from the New York Times, which called it “hammy.” The score: Zero.
You can buy the DVD for “Roe v. Wade” but you can’t rent it or stream it on Nextflix, Apple or Amazon. The movie has no distribution. It’s not in theaters.
“Roe v. Wade” is a screed against abortion co-directed (and financed) by Nick Loeb, the moronic rich kid who dated “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara and then sued her for her stored eggs. (Even though they’d broken up he wanted her children.)
Loeb is the son of 90 year old former Reagan appointee ambassador John Loeb, a top Republican donor (major money to McConnell, et al). In 1996, Nick’s mother, Meta Martindell Harrsen, killed her estranged third husband, Jeffrey Bauer, and then herself in a tabloid scandal murder suicide. (Her married name was Meta Bauer, coincidentally one of the first soap opera characters on TV from the 1950s.)
Nick’s claim to fame, other than trying to hijack a TV star’s fertilized eggs, was marketing a condiment no one wanted called Onion Crunch. (See if you can find it in your grocery store.)
Nick has taken his father’s money — John Loeb is from the famed Loeb-Lehman banking and real estate dynasty– to underwrite “Roe v. Wade,” which has an all star cast of D Listers including himself (he acts in it), ex wacky Fox Newser Stacey Dash, former kid star Joey Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy (still alive), Corbin Bernsen (mother Jeanne Cooper turning in her grave), nut job right winger Robert Davi, and Duke of Hazzard John Schneider. Sadly, Steve Guttenberg is involved. So is Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, Greer.
In this Supreme Court untelling of the “Roe v. Wade” case, Voight plays Supreme Court Justice Warren Berger. Voight is old now, and has destroyed most of what his stellar career that came from movies like “Midnight Cowboy” and “Coming Home.” He lost his mind some time ago endorsing Trump over and over, sucking up to him until he got a quote-unquote Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s hard to imagine that he and daughter Angelina Jolie (herself in hot pursuit of trying to destroy former baby daddy Brad Pitt) have much to discuss at a dinner table.
“Roe v. Wade” so far can’t be streamed in any conventional place. Maybe one day it will drift onto a platform by accident until some subscriber complains. But it’s likely just a vanity project, money out the window for Loeb, his father. and something called the Susan B. Anthony List Inc. which is billed as an executive producer. They’re a 501 c3 from Virginia that pays million in salaries to its executives while promising its donors it will eradicate abortion. Suckers.