Call Jane: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Know About It


Aditi Narendra

Call Jane is an American drama comedy movie, directed by Phyllis Nagy and written by Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Starring Elizabeth Banks, Kate Mara, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, and John Magaro. The technical crew includes Isabella Summers for music direction, Greta Zozula for cinematography, and Peter McNulty for editing.

1968 in Chicago. While her husband, daughter, and city are on the verge of dramatic political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy enjoys an unremarkable life. When Joy’s pregnancy causes a disease that is life-threatening, she must negotiate with a medical system that is hesitant to assist her. Her search for a solution to an impossibility brings her to the “Janes,” a covert group of women who offer Joy a safer option and, in the process, transform her life.

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In an era when it is illegal to have an abortion in America, a married lady with an unplanned pregnancy joins forces with a group of suburban women to obtain assistance.

What is the Release Date of Call Jane?

The film had its world premiere on January 21, 2022, at the Sundance Film Festival. Roadside Attractions purchased the film’s distribution rights on February 4, 2022, with the intention of putting it in theatres that fall. The date of the release is set for October 14, 2022.

Is There a Trailer for Call Jane?

In an era when it is illegal to have an abortion in America, a married lady with an unplanned pregnancy joins forces with a group of suburban women to obtain assistance. The trailer is yet to be released. But do check out this video.

Who is the Cast of Call Jane?

  • Elizabeth Banks as Joy
  • Sigourney Weaver as Virginia
  • Kate Mara as Lana
  • Chris Messina as Will
  • Wunmi Mosaku as Gwen
  • Cory Michael Smith as Dean
  • Aida Turturro as Sister Mike
  • Grace Edwards as Charlotte
  • Bianca D’Ambrosio as Erin
  • John Magaro as Detective Chilmark
  • Bruce MacVittie as Director Richardson
  • Rebecca Henderson as Edie
  • Sean King as Officer White
  • Alison Jaye as Sandra

What is the Plot of Call Jane?

The Janes is a collective narrative, and Call Jane is undoubtedly driven by the strength of teamwork and a common strong urge. However, a good drama needs a strong lead character, and Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi’s screenplay for Joy provides us with one. In it, Elizabeth Banks gives one of her most nuanced and moving performances in a feature film in recent memory.

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Elizabeth Banks’ character, suburban housewife Joy, lives a typical life with her husband and kid as the city and the country are on the verge of political upheaval. Joy must navigate an all-male medical institution reluctant to abort her fetus in order to save her life when her pregnancy causes a life-threatening cardiac ailment.

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In her try to find a solution, she meets Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who envisions a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of the economic situation, and Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent dreamer who is passionately devoted to women’s health. Joy is so moved by what they’ve accomplished that she resolves to work alongside them, risking everything that she holds dear.

The Janes, a documentary by Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes, followed the same events as Call Jane at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The narrative from Judith Arcana, who served as Call Jane’s research consultant, is presented in this scene. She also participated in an interview for The Janes.

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Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi wrote the script for Cal Jane, which Brenner, David Wulf, and Kevin McKeon produced. EPs are Dan Farah, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Judy Bart, Erica Kahn, Chris Triana, Randall B. Sandler, Joseph Lanius, Leal Naim, Michelle Campbell Mason, Jeffrey Hecktman, Patricia Lawley, Iris Smith, Gretchen Sisson, Amanda Kiely, Tai Lopez, Thomas Burke, and Jeff Rice. Additional producers include Lee Broda, Claude Amadeo, and Michael D’Alto. Greta Zozula handled the photography, Jona Tochet handled the production design, Julie Weiss handled the costume design, Peter McNulty handled the editing, and Sheila Jaffe and Bryan Riley handled the casting.


How is Call Jane Rated?

Call Jane is R  rated movie with brief drug use.

What is the Genre of Call Jane?

The genre of Call Jane is drama.

How Long is the Movie Call Jane?

The runtime of the movie Call Jane is 2h 1m.

What is the Final Verdict on the Movie Call Jane?

78 percent of the 50 reviews from reviewers on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes are favorable, with an overall rating of 6.6/10. “Although its focus is relatively narrow, Call Jane is an engaging and artistically effective depiction of a significant chapter in American history,” the website’s critical consensus states. The weighted average review site Metacritic gave the movie a score of 65 out of 100 based on reviews from 15 critics, indicating “generally positive reviews.”