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October Baby

Stunned and angered by the truth of her birth, college freshman Hannah sets out on a spring break road trip with her best friend Jason and a band of misfits to discover who she is, where she came from and where she will go from here.
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"October Baby" looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe  full review
 
The odds that this has happened in the real world approach those of being struck by lightning and eaten by a shark at the same time. With a winning lottery ticket tucked in your swimsuit.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
[An] earnest, faith-based drama, which lacks sufficient entertainment value to make its message go down more palatably.
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
"October Baby" doesn't even meet the standards of decent propaganda. It is, in fact, indecent propaganda.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
"October Baby" may be well-intentioned, but it's as obvious and inert as a spoonful of mashed potatoes.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
Extended scenes are dominated by heavy dialogue, while the lighter moments are relegated to montages of prancing across a beach, for example, which simply aren't that effective at buoying the drama.
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post  full review
 
Like the bloodied placards brandished by demonstrators outside women's health clinics, the film communicates in the language of guilt and fear.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
The closer Hannah gets to her goal, the more insistent the sermonizing becomes. By the time she confronts the woman who rejected her (a careerist lawyer), we are neck-deep in Lifetime TV bathos.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
 
A film whose poignancy is hard to deny whatever side of the abortion debate you fall on.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, who also contributed to the story, rarely let their film get didactic, instead going for a more low-key approach.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
 
Newcomer Rachel Hendrix grabs attention and sustains sympathy as a lovely yet troubled 19-year-old student determined to unlock the secrets of her past.
Joe Leydon, Variety  full review
 
The film as a whole is amateurish and ungainly, can't find a consistent tone, is too long, is overladen with music that tries to paraphrase the story and is photographed with too many beauty shots that slow the progress.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
A slick piece of pro-life propaganda, it has relatively luxe production values, painfully earnest performances, and a drippy "inspirational" score.
Michelle Orange, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Available From: Jan 13, 2013
  • Queued by: 991 people
Directed By
Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast
Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, Jasmine Guy, John Schneider, Shari Wiedmann, Tracy Miller, Lance E. Nichols
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