Movie Review:October Baby
Title: October Baby
Rating (1=lowest, 5=highest): 4.5
Produced by: Dan Atchison, Justin Tolley, Jon Erwin, and Andy Erwin
Synopsis: October Baby is a coming of age story about 19-year-old college freshman, Hannah, who suffers from epilepsy, asthma, and even depression. After collapsing on stage in the middle of her first college play, Hannah begins to question why she has had so many health problems. Not wanting to hurt her, Hannah's parents never told her that she was adopted. Not only was she adopted, but her birth mother tried to abort her. Upon learning of her traumatic birth, she sets out on a road trip with a group of friends to find her birth mother, against her parents' wishes.
The Good: October Baby is a wonderful story of forgiveness. It is one of the very few modern movies to take a Biblical stand being 100% pro-life. You will both laugh out loud and want to cry your eyes out all in one great movie!
The Bad: I would have liked to have seen more bold references to the Bible. It is clearly based on Biblical truth, but it is not packed full of Bible verses like Courageous and Facing the Giants, for example. Hannah disobeys her parents in going on the road trip and meeting her birth mother without them. There is one scene where a guy has a hangover after drinking the night before. Note that this film discusses teen pregnancy and abortion. For these reasons I would recommend viewers to be 15+ and have a parent's permission.
The Spiritual: Hannah learns to forgive her birth mother and through Hannah's forgiveness her mother can forgive herself. God works in many ways! Be sure and watch the credits!
The Verdict: October Baby is a great, pro-life, faith-based movie for older viewers!
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