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October Baby
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 2012
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"October Baby" tells the story of Hannah, 19, a home-schooled Baptist who is told by a doctor that her ailments (asthma, seizures, moodiness) are the result of being born prematurely after an abortion attempt. Hannah sets out to find her birth mother, a quest that ends in tears and, ultimately, a lesson in forgiveness delivered by a Catholic priest.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Boston Globe
Mark Feeney

"October Baby" looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.

June 22, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck

[An] earnest, faith-based drama, which lacks sufficient entertainment value to make its message go...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

"October Baby" doesn't even meet the standards of decent propaganda. It is, in fact, indecent prop...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Faith-based drama about adoption, abortion, forgiveness.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that October Baby isn't meant for young or sensitive kids. It focuses on very heavy issues that parents are likely to want to discuss with teens who watch: family deception, the would-be grim consequences of a failed late-term abortion, and a young woman's struggle with anger and depression. In a particularly disturbing scene, a witness recalls the graphic details of the abortion attempt. The filmmakers (brothers who wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited the movie) bring a clear Christian point of view to the material; after a dizzying array of complications, everything is resolved through faith and a devotion to religious values. Despite October Baby's subject matter, there's no sexual activity; there's also no swearing or offensive language, no on-camera drinking or smoking, and no violent action.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 23, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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