Tonight I got to attend a screening of the movie October Baby with my sweet friend Natalie. I had heard a little about the movie, but really didn’t know much going into it. I was pleasantly surprised.
It is a beautifully told story of a young college-age girl who finds out that she is adopted. But as she begins to journey down the road to find out who she is, she uncovers a lot more than she bargained for. You will definitely want to bring along a few tissues when you see this movie. (Since K-Love sponsored the evening, they had little tissue packets in each of the cup holders for us.) The story is ultimately one of the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love. This movie will resonate with those who have adopted a child, are adopted, work to help others adopt, foster children, or have experienced the pain of abortion.
And if you go see it, you will definitely want to stick around for the credits. One of the actresses tells her story, and it is just as powerful as the movie itself.
The movie is very well acted and shot. So it not only tells a good story, but it tells the story well. I was very impressed by the cinematography. You will also enjoy seeing John Schneider, Chris Sly, and Robert Amaya (Javier from the movie Courageous).
To give you a bit of an idea of what it’s all about, here is the trailer for October Baby:
I highly recommend that you go see this movie when it arrives in theaters later this month. You won’t regret seeing it!