Very good and very close to the book. I have two adopted children as well as two natural born so any adoption story is interesting to me. I did feel for the natural mother as I am sure she was sorry but more peaceful after reading her daughters note. The acting did not seem like acting - so real!
I can't tell you how impressed I was with this movie!
I am someone who (along with my family) analyzes and critiques movies. We watch them very closely and notice many subtleties. I also work with video and write scripts, so I am aware of things that others probably just take for granted (i.e. editing techniques, lighting, dialogue etc.). This movie is done exceptionally well. Visually it is beautiful. Some scenes are just stunning. The dialogue is not syrupy and comes across as believable. In years past, 'Christian' movies have always been 'cheesy' with poor acting and dialogue but "October Baby" does NOT fall into that category in ANY WAY!!
I have a movie collection probably well over 500 movies that include many current 'hits' and faith-based movies as well. I would have to say that "October Baby" is now one of my FAVORITE movies. It is extremely well done...moving at times...believable and has a tremendous impact and message.
Don't miss this wonderful movie. It is a MUST HAVE for any library!! I have to give it 5 stars (or TWO HUGE THUMBS UP for us 'older' folks)
Great prolife movie from the victim's perspective.
March 18, 2013
Fairview Heights, IL
My whole family enjoyed this movie. Greart prolife movie from the victim's perspective: the baby's! The movie also shows the power of forgiveness to bring about healing for both the child and the mother who had tried to abort her.