Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"October Baby" Movie Review

A few weeks ago, Tim received a text from our local Christian radio station K-Love who was holding a free pre-screening of the new movie October Baby for anyone who was interested.

It was held last Wednesday night at a big movie theatre in a suburb south of us.

We were excited about the movie, but it was a long, hard day at work for both of us, with the heat wave just really making an appearance... and we were admittedly dragging our feet a bit.

It meant Tim had to come pick me up at work (and thereby drop me off early the next morning as well) , find a place to eat together on the way, and get there early to make sure we got a good seat. We killed half an hour in the restaurant just because there was free Wi-Fi nearby and we didn't want to get there too early. We made the most of it, but I sighed a huge relief when we got to the theatre and found that we were the first ones there and that the theatre had actually given them an even bigger room than expected so we weren't completely crammed in like sardines (nice!).

Once there and the movie started, we were enthralled. And super excited.

It. absolutely. blew. our. socks. off.

Yes, it was that good.

October Baby is phenomenal, gripping, intense, an emotional roller coaster, and extremely powerful. Given its pro-life stance and interesting twist on the typical abortion story shown in movies, it's bound to be controversial.

It's completely clean, but it's rated PG-13 for a reason. No one under the age of 13 should really be in this movie. When my mom asked what age would be acceptable, I thought 13-15ish would be okay depending on the maturity level of the individual and the relationship with the person taking them.

I don't want to dive into the plot line much because it's the type of story that's much more powerful to watch as it unfolds on the screen in front of you. It's the shock-and-awe that really pulls you in and grips your heart.

Yes it's a Christian-based film, but it's done really well. The acting is superb, but some of the cinematography left something to be desired. But still, it's absolutely worth seeing!!

The bummer part is it opens in theatres the same day as The Hunger Games opens in 4,000 theatres. October Baby is only opening in 385 limited theatres on the first day. Hopefully as the impact and powerful story spread across social media around the globe, more and more theatres will start to carry it and more and more people will be impacted by it.

Whether you are pro-life, pro-choice, or unsure of where you stand - please go check out this movie!!!

Be sure to stick around for the credits when a powerful story is shared that, trust me, you definitely don't want to miss.

Worth every second, every tear, and every laugh.

Please join us in the movie theatre by showing your support (if it's in one near you) so that our culture will hear the message loud and clear that we support films that support life.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Well, I'm definitely seeing the Hunger Games this weekend. First things first, but is it preachy and super conservative? I don't take kindly to that approach.

Rochelle said...

I'd say I understood except I am only just now learning about the Hunger Games! I'm not sure I really understand it so I'm going to have to check it out for sure!

Since I'm conservative myself it's hard for me to necessarily fully see it from what your point of view would be - but I really don't thinks it's preachy or super conservative. Yes, there are conservative elements and yes it's definitely a pro-life movie. But I think it's handled very tastefully and it's not what you go in expecting to see. It's heart-warming and a great story first, but yes it comes from a religious/conservative viewpoint.

I definitely hope you watch it so we can talk about it - I'd love to hear your take on it so I can better understand your perspective.

Rachel Jones said...

Yay glad to hear it - need to see it and support Jason too! :)