October Baby Synopsis
A college freshman sets out on a road trip with her misfit friends to discover herself.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
A film whose poignancy is hard to deny whatever side of the abortion debate you fall on.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
There are few issues more bitterly divisive than abortion, with emotions and rhetoric running at fever pitch. October Baby is a faith-based...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've...
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Newcomer Rachel Hendrix grabs attention and sustains sympathy as a lovely yet troubled 19-year-old student determined to unlock the secrets...
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Washington Post

Extended scenes are dominated by heavy dialogue, while the lighter moments are relegated to montages of prancing across a beach, for...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
October Baby is being promoted as a Christian film, and it could have been an effective one. Rachel Hendrix is surprisingly capable in her...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
With a scattered, meandering script, a stable of throwaway characters and an almost laughably drawn-out ending, it's all amounts to...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Its anti-abortion stance aside, October Baby looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
May be well-intentioned, but it's as obvious and inert as a spoonful of mashed potatoes.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
October Baby earns points for the originality of its protagonist but it has no chance of preaching to anyone but the choir.
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OCTOBER BABY: EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS

By Brian Tada
This was one of the most powerfully moving, emotionally gripping films I’ve ever seen -- the story of an abortion survivor who seeks closure by searching for her birth mother and in her quest for...

You're gonna love it!

By pappajubi
Not "preachy" but honestly displaying the tragedy of abortion and the sad consequences of it from all the different angles. Never heard of a movie made to look at the life of an abortion survivor!...

See it!

By crolf01
This was a well done, quality film with a powerful message of redemption! It was beautifully done, and emphasized the importance of all life. I have highly reccommended this hope-filled movie to...

Some Critics are Robots, Some Critics have a Heart.

By BRIBRIANN
As objectively placed as the critics try to be, I believe that, from one human being to another, you can't help but feel overwhelmed with emotion while watching this film. It was very beautiful....

October Baby Was Fabulous!

By krickenbach
My husband and I went to see October baby last night. We both loved it! The story line was very moving but also humorous at times. The cinematography was fabulous. Rachel Hendrix does an amazing...

October Baby

By redhatlady59
October Baby is an Amazing Movie.. so real life and dramatic.. funny, sensible and honest. The Women who played Hannah was very realistic. I never once felt like she was "acting" the part.. she...

October Baby - Every Life IS Beautiful - and so is this movie!

By lynnmaryw
This film realistically and believably explores the range of emotions surrounding very tough human life issues in a very personal way. Several very moving scenes draw the audience intensely into the...

October Baby

By jewishmama
This movie was so moving. I loved the story, and I loved the acting. It's such an important message. I laughed and I cried. Bravo to the director, bravo to the actors, and bravo to the...

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By bztower
A very powerful film. Very hard emotionally but worth it (not for younger children, though). I wonder why the critics don't like it. Maybe because the pain of abortion (those who choose it, those who...

HEART TWISTING!

By Optimism
Super emotionally-involving, this seemingly simple 'road' story of discovery will be the most memorable movie you have seen. Guaranteed. Well-acted, surprising (!) humorous, charming and so...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Faith-based drama about adoption, abortion, forgiveness.
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