October Baby [Blu-ray]
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The premise of this movie is strangely similar to a recent novel, ONLY WOMEN BLEED, by L.J. Rivard. Only Women Bleed The main character in the novel learns on her twenty-first birthday that she survived abortion as an infant. The novel's main character, Jessica, also was born in October! She goes on a quest to find out the truth about her beginnings, in particular, the woman who aborted her. The book is not preachy at all, like a lot of the criticisms of October Baby. It's a good read, written by a lawyer, and so I learned a little something about the state of abortion law in this country as a bonus.
Back to my reveiw October Baby: I don't want to discuss the plot or give you any spoilers as other reviewers of the book and movie, October Baby have already done that. I will just speak to the two common criticisms:
First, the premise- a girl discovers she survived abortion as a newborn, is NOT far-fetched. The most famous survivor of abortion is a real live person named Gianna Jessen. Her case is well-documented. She is now a pro-life speaker. Google her name to learn more.
Second,it's too preachy- Well, this opinion is probably well-founded in October Baby. Again, don't want to include any spoilers. But in my opinion, the movie is GOOD- the plot is excellent and interesting, it is well-acted and I'd give it two thumbs up. It will strike some as preachy but certainly not as preachy as an After School Special!Read more ›
When she is invited to join some friends on a short vacation trip from school she decides to use that opportunity to see if she can solve the mystery of her past. Her vacation trip becomes for her a voyage of discovery as she uncovers the truth about her past and then must learn how to deal with the truth in a healing manner.
The movie has a powerful message; a message celebrating the sanctity of life and the power of forgiveness. This is a movie that will be very hard to watch for some and will be totally rejected by others. It is a movie of love, loyalty, understanding, and forgiveness; it is a movie which will stay in your memory for a long time.
I recommend this movie to all who respect the sanctity of life and to those seeking answers.
Imagine you're an aspiring actress that's just statting a play when you go down, unscripted. Well, revelations are made where you find out what you thought your life was really wasn't. You get a desire to find out your past, and until a friend invites you on a road trip, you wouldn't know how to find your past. You get there alright, you find out alright, but with every step of the journey is either a new laugh, a new heartbreak, or a new discovery about yourself in a whole new light.
Cool people (including newcomer actress Rachel Hendrix) give each character depth (even when they're not given a proportionate amount of screen time) and a reason to be in the story (whether hopeful, tragic, snobby, helpful, etc.). To say this was just a movie would be a gross misunderstanding considering the direction it took in filmmaking. The only problem I have with it is where some questions about why some people are the way they are can only be found in the deleted scenes (where I both cried and laugh hard).Read more ›
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What a load of crap...
Here's the powerful message: if you're a pro-choice person, don't watch this. Read more
This is a sensitive and emotional film based on a young woman who discovers the sad truth that her mother chose to abort her. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lynn S
I love this film. It is great healing in the storyline. If someone is living with abortion guilt, the discomfort and hurt of not fitting in or struggling with being adopted and any... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
The story is fabulous and the acting is perfect. It's a sad subject but the director was really wonderful.Published 1 month ago by Adelaide Davis
I loved this movie!! I did not hear about it when it first came out but an excellent choice for those with teens/preteensPublished 1 month ago by psubook
We ordered this movie for our youngest girl and she has enjoyed it thoroughly. She says it is a very good movie and has watched it over and over. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Ervin