October Baby

Theatrical Release: March 23, 2012
DVD Release: September 11, 2012
October Baby


As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.

After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.

In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

Dove Review

This is a terrific and touching story and this film should be seen by those who recognize the horrors of abortion. Hannah is the survivor of an attempted abortion although she doesn’t know this for many years. You might just need a hanky for this sensitive and touching film.

Hannah has many health issues including epilepsy and she is asthmatic. She battles discouragement too. She writes in her diary that she feels worthless. This movie is about her journey to discover who she really is. Her adopted parents help her to learn the truth about her background. They long to hold on to her as she is, in their eyes, a gift.

Rachel Hendrix is fabulous as Hannah and John Schneider is terrific as her adopted father Jacob. After Hannah learns about the protection of her adopted parents, she is angry and heads out to learn the truth about her birth mother. In the end she discovers why her parents protected her and her love for them is strengthened.

We urge you to see this movie soon! We are recommending it for twelve plus due to its sophisticated theme. It just might change your life! We are awarding the film five Doves and our “Family-Approved” Seal to this awesome movie!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A woman sleeps in a bed and her male friend on the floor and nothing happens; it's stated a girl's mother had a one-night stand with a man.
Language: "Freak"-2; "Stupid"-1
Violence: A boy sets a piece of paper on fire; it's stated a woman and her brother survived an abortion attempt.
Drugs: A girl uses an inhaler for asthma; a woman takes prescription medication.
Nudity: None
Other: A joke about a man being German; a woman has a seizure and falls to the stage floor; a woman learns she was the product of a botched abortion attempt; a twin brother of the surviving woman lived briefly without an arm; woman breaks into hospital to find out about her birth and she is caught but let go by police; a woman's emotions upon learning she has a birth mother who didn't want her.


Company: Provident Films
Director: Jon Erwin & Andrew Erwin
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 109 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter