October BabyHD Closed Captioning
Andrew Erwin & Jon Erwin
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"Poignant performances and genuine emotion illuminate this inspiring coming-of-age story about self-discovery and the healing power of forgiveness. Newcomer Rachel Hendrix stars as Hannah, a college student whose world is shattered when she discovers her parents have kept a life-changing secret from her that will force her to question who she truly is. Angry and bewildered, Hannah embarks on a road-trip with her childhood friend, Jason, to find answers to the questions plaguing her. But when Hannah finally pieces the puzzle of her past together, she uncovers stunning family secrets that will alter the course of her life yet show her the incredible strength and power she possesses to find hope for the future."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 38
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 30
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Like the bloodied placards brandished by demonstrators outside women's health clinics, the film communicates in the language of guilt and fear.
Rotten: [An] earnest, faith-based drama, which lacks sufficient entertainment value to make its message go down more palatably.
Rotten: The odds that this has happened in the real world approach those of being struck by lightning and eaten by a shark at the same time. With a winning lottery ticket tucked in your swimsuit.
Rotten: A slick piece of pro-life propaganda, it has relatively luxe production values, painfully earnest performances, and a drippy "inspirational" score.
A compassionate and realistic movie
A film that is both poignant and uplifting - a combination that is difficult to hold together. October Baby tells a good tale and treats you like an adult and leaves you to sort out your own emotions.
If many of these so-called "professional" critics would review a film based on its ability to tell a story and involve the audience, rather than critique a film based on whether it agrees with their sense of right or wrong, then perhaps they would be objective enough to see that October Baby is indeed a fine film.
I generally have low expectations for the production value of Christian films, but this movie greatly exceeded my expectations. It didn't seem low-budget, it didn't come off as preachy, the acting was generally believable, and although it centers around a girl who survived an attempted abortion, it didn't even push an overtly pro-life agenda.
Definitely worth watching.
Ignore the Critics
The movie is incredible. Powerful with a deeper message that the politically correct could not stomach. Their reviews are filtered by their dislike of the content and of the Christian faith. The characters are well acted and the story is powerful. Rent or buy this movie and share it's story with other.