Here’s a movie review of October Baby that I posted today:
Jaded movie critics will ridicule October Baby
as implausible — Andrew O’Hehir of Salon.com already has. What about it fails O’Hehir’s smell test: The failed abortion? The daughter’s search? The biological mother’s response? But counselors know many women who grieve a past abortion and even know some who grieve the medical consequences of a failed abortion attempt. The victims are our neighbors but, understandably, they prefer anonymity.
Actress Shari Rigby, the fine actress who plays the birth mother, was one of them. Only after she was sought for the role did she reveal her own post abortion grief from years ago, under circumstances bearing an eerie resemblance to this film story.
Rachel Hendrix delivers a first-rate, starring performance as the daughter.Nonetheless, this movie won’t win any Oscars and probably won’t fill many theaters. But that is only because it is more truthful than we are. It tells a story that is all too frequent, but one that, in the thinking of many, seems better to pretend doesn’t exist.
Rachel Hendrix plays the daughter, Hannah, in October Baby, in theaters now
Here’s the movie trailer:
MY ADVICE: DISS THE CRITICS — SEE THIS ONE. YOU WON’T REGRET IT. THIS HAS ALL THE MAKINGS OF BEING THE KIND OF FILM THAT CRITICS HATE BUT AUDIENCES LOVE.