October Baby comes to MA theatres this weekend after gaining ground in popularity with its early releases elsewhere in the country.
You may recall a post I wrote about bringing this story to the screen last fall.
I saw the film recently and it definitely has a story line that will appeal to teens and adults with a PG-13 rating. I'd give it three out of five stars for some of its dialog is a bit sappy and disconnected in a few places. Still, it has some interesting story elements concerning the heroine, Hannah, a young college student who finds out her health problems are indicative of her traumatic birth. More specifically, she is the survivor of a "failed" abortion and was later adopted by the parents who raised her.
There's a sweet and chaste romantic back story that parallels the young heroine's search for information about her birth mother, after she undertakes her quest for answers about her early life in a road trip with friends.
The screenplay is beautifully shot and most characters appealed to me on some level. While it might be considered a movie with a pro-life political and social agenda as it loosely resembles stories of survivors of abortion, it does not begin and end there. I found the most redeeming qualities of the film to be its themes of forgiveness.