Friday, March 23, 2012

OCTOBER BABY -- A Movie Review

by Molly Noble Bull

“Christians don’t know how to make movies.”
At least, that’s what my former pastor said after several poorly made Christian movies hit the dust, and that might have been partly true in the past. However, October Baby was different. It could be the best Christian movie I’ve seen, so far.
Nineteen-year-old Hannah (Rachel Hendrix) collapses on stage during a play she is starring in, and her parents finally decide it’s time to tell Hannah the truth. Her health problems stem from the fact that she was adopted after her birth mother attempted to abort her. 
October Baby is about forgiveness and might well be the first movie ever made that talks openly about abortion from a Christian worldview. I hope more movies on the silent holocaust called abortion will follow so everybody will know that a baby is a human being from conception and not a blob of flesh.  
(Jeremiah chapter one and verse five.)
Regardless of the deep storyline, I laughed in the funny parts of the movie. At other times, I cried. More than that, the story moved me—encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and do something to stop a terrible wrong.
It is my prayer that the subject of abortion will be discussed again and again until hearts melt and abortion is removed from the face of the earth forever. 
Click below to see October Baby, the movie trailer.
To find a theater near you that is showing the movie, click below.
I give October Baby five stars, and I hope all of you will go and see it. The movie is in theaters right now. And tell others to see it, too. When we buy tickets to good movies like October Baby, we are sending a message—telling Hollywood that this is the kind of entertainment Americans want and certainly need—now more than ever.
I would like to introduce Connie Almony, a talented writer who will be writing articles for Writers Rest very soon. 
The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities by Margaret Daley, Ginny Aiken, Jane Myers Perrine, Ruth Scofield and me, Molly Noble Bull, is a finalist in the 2011 Women of Faith contest for writers. The winner will be announced on March 31, 2012. 

The Overcomers is available in paperback and as an e-book. To find it online and at walk-in bookstores, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot. 


cbalmony said...

I agree, Molly. We should go to the movie to support the film as well as be inspired. Can't wait to see it.

sally apokedak said...

I went yesterday and loved it. I'm still thinking about it today. I really liked the characters a lot. I've had two abortions and adopted two babies, so I could relate on a couple of levels.

I blogged about it, too, but I blogged about a couple of the scenes I thought were preachy. But even with those scenes, I thought it was a really good movie.

Teresa Slack said...

Happy to see this movie is playing not far from me. I hadn't even heard of it. Readers can easily share the links you posted after following them. Thanks, Molly, for spreading the msg about this important topic.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Sally, Connie and Teresa. I hope everybody enjoys the movie as much as I did.