Monday, March 19, 2012

Every Life is Beautiful

Four days left until the movie hits the theatres.  ARE YOU READY?

October Baby is another round of evangelical Christian values hitting the big screen.  Can I hear an amen?

This movie is inspired from the life of Gianna Jessen who defied the odds and survived an abortion attempt.  Her story is amazing.  I read her book about sixteen years ago when she was just a teenager.  It was a powerful and moving portrayal of God's love for His people and His undying efforts to restore us all to the ones He created us to be.  As well as the gripping message spoken out to all women against aborting lives.

Here is the official synopsis of the movie:
"You saw me before I was born." Psalm 139:16 (NLT)
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.
Now, you know me ... I am attracted to the music behind it all. So, I have included the video from The Afters, singing Life Is Beautiful, the theme song from the film.  The movie trailer follows the video.

The Afters - Life Is Beautiful (Official Music Video From October Baby) from fairtradeservices on GodTube.

Another amazing aspect of this film is that the producers of October Baby have committed to donating 10% of the profits to Every Life is Beautiful.  It is an organization that supports local crisis pregnancy groups.  Check out their website here.  Visit it. Stay awhile and have your life touched and possibly changed by how others are spreading the news that ... every life is beautiful.

I would love to hear if you are planning on going to the movie. Let's support Hollywood's efforts at producing family friendly and God honouring works. Thanks.


  1. Looks like a good one, for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds like a powerful story. Off to check it out.

  3. Hi Jodi,

    This sounds like a wonderful movie. I'll have to check it out. The Afters are one of my favorite bands and I hadn't heard this song before, so thanks for sharing!

    I'm a new follower of your blog and look forward to reading your future posts. :)

    1. Welcome Cathy. I love the Afters as well. They write such powerful and touching lyrics. Thanks for commenting to let you know you are here.

  4. It opened this weekend and I haven't seen it yet but it is getting mixed reviews - as does anything controversial. The Dove Foundation rated it and states: "We are awarding the film five Doves and our "Family-Approved" Seal to this awesome movie!"
    On the other side of the quarter people who are not pro-lifers. Here is one review I found: "it’s a film with the pretense of being about forgiveness that’s really about blame, when neither is justified. Strangers along the way lend their help to Hendrix, no one ever doubting her right to confront the woman who was wicked enough to want to go to school and have a career before starting a family. Most egregious of all is the film’s suggestion that late-term, edge-of-viability procedures are the norm and that abortion clinics are a horror show of maimed, discarded infants. (“There were things that happened there, terrible things, things they had me do,” Guy murmurs when telling her story.) This isn’t a movie; this is propaganda for the already converted."

    I am planning to view the film this coming weekend with some friends. I will give my thoughts then.

    Thanks for visiting.

  5. Opps! I forgot to mention the second quote is from the avclub(dot)com website.

  6. I wish I could go see it:(. I'll have to wait till it comes to movie... Looking foward to your thoughts!

  7. Curious what you thought about the movie....??