Saturday, April 14, 2012


My husband and I just got home from seeing October Baby, which opened in our local theatres on Friday, 4/13.

This is the story of 19-year-old Hannah, who finds out she is adopted and is the survivor of an attempted abortion. She goes on a road trip to find answers, locate her birth mother and, ultimately, discovers how powerful forgiveness can be.
I  heard such wonderful reviews about the movie and knew about the story line, but my husband had no idea about it and I did not volunteer any information.  He went because he kept hearing me talk about it.  :)  When I found out it was coming to our local theatres, I was so excited and wanted to see the film for myself.  I was also blessed to see this movie with my husband and share such a special movie with him.  Here is the trailer for the film to give you a glimpse of the story line.  

So when the movie was over, my husband turned to me and said, "That was a great movie and I would pay to see that one again! Everyone needs to see it, including men!"  Now you have to understand that he typically goes for the adventure type movies with/without guns.  October Baby has no guns :) , no foul language, but lots of adventures, twists, and turns. I usually go for the drama films and I knew this movie was a good one based on other's reactions, but it exceeded both our expectations.

I enjoyed discussing with my husband how abortion affected all the actors and actresses in the film and in real life including the birth mother, the child with health issues, adoptive child's sibling, adoptive parents, birth mother's husband, nurse at the abortion clinic, adoptive child's friends... all these people were affected by the birth mother's decision so long ago.

Both my husband and I agreed that this movie is worth watching as it will make you laugh, cry, and fill you with hope and affirm that every life is beautiful, no matter what our society tells us again and again.  We want to purchase the movie on DVD so that we can share this movie with our four young children as they get older.  There is so much to talk about after seeing October Baby and so much to learn.  

I am also so impressed that the producers of October Baby have assigned 10% of the profits of the movie to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.

Be sure to stay at the end of the movie while all the credits are rolling through to hear the testimony of actress Shari Rigby before you leave the theatre.

If you get a chance to see this movie, it will be well worth your time because October Baby captures how every life is beautiful and brings this truth into theatres everywhere and into our hearts and home.

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Thank you so much for posting this review. I hadn't heard about the movie except from you, and it sounds like something I would love to see. I hope it comes to theaters in our area. If not, I'll anxiously await its dvd release. Such an important subject that needs to be exposed and talked about again and again and again. Thanks again! Smiles -

Great review Tracy. The additional 201 theaters it opened in this weekend was from people who brought it to their area. Here in Bismarck, I know the guy who called the movie company and agreed to get 1,000 people to attend. By calling around to pro-life groups and people, many people committed to help spread the word. It did not cost him any money to do, just encouraging people to go through social networking.

Kim said...

I had heard good things about this movie, but it is always good to read about it from someone you know.

Thanks for the information and especially for the heads up about sticking around to the end!

Beth said...

My husband and I have seen it and really felt moved by the story and especially that one of the actors experienced the loss and trauma of an abortion. It's the dirty little secret our culture wants to sweep under the rug. So glad that these movie makers are championing this cause!

Ann said...

I just joined NOBH Tracy! I appreciate the movie review. We'd been talking about going to see it, and now I'm sold : ) This will be one of the next date nights for hubby and me.

Good said...

Interesting review. I am trying to follow you but your 'Followers' badge won't come up so I subscribed by email instead. Hope this is okay re NOBH. Love your site design and think NOBH is such a great service. Thanks

Ms. Barbara said...

Hi Tracy,
I was checking your blog to see if I could catch any pictures of the First Communion yesterday as Jen said her camera battery went dead, but that your dad had taken many pictures of the special day. She did however send me the pics of her First Communion cupcakes, which were beautiful, but I was disappointed not to see my sweet girl, Gianna, among the cupcakes! Also so happy October Baby finally made it to Wilmington. We saw it last year when it was first released in the U.S. and since it was made in Alabama (much of Birmingham was in the movie), it came here first. I think the producers are also from Alabama. What a beautiful movie with a great message. Even Richard was tearful at the end! Keep up your wonderful blog. I enjoy it so much and don't know how you find time to do it all. Hope to see you and Anthony and the kids sometime in June. Have a blessed evening. Love, Ms.Barbara

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