October Baby Reviews
I read the storyline and saw the trailer the day before I ended up seeing the movie and I definitely thought it would be my type of movie. Just as I began watching it I just knew that I would enjoy it. Something to do with the soundtrack, the beautiful imagery, the first few scenes, the poetic and lyrical voice of Rachel Hendrix. I just knew and I was right.
I am glad that I missed out on this movie for so long, because now I got to experience the pure joy that you feel when you're seated in front of a really good movie today instead. October Baby was pure beauty.
After seeing this movie it's difficult to understand how some movies that seem perfect on paper end up being mediocre and dull, and then there are movies like October Baby. Movies that seem perfect on paper and still end up exceeding your expectations. But I'm glad that there are movies like October Baby and that all movies aren't this good, because then I wouldn't have appreciated the movie that I just saw as much.
It has some weird pacing problems and could have benefitted from a cleaner editing job, but it still turns out a surprisingly entertaining film with genuine emotion and a story worth telling.
If you are going to make a story based on a true story then why change the story so much that it's almost impossible. An abortion at 30 weeks was the real story and she has severe physical problems because of this. At 24 weeks the fetus would not have fully formed lungs to breath with yet or a face that looks human. There would be so many underdeveloped organ issues that it would be near impossible. Then they say she had a twin that had his arm ripped off but did not bleed to death in the womb over 24 hours? Yeah right. The twin smiled too. Lol. Babies.... Fully brought to term babies only smile when they pass gas and so on. So a 24 week old failed abortion would not smile. This movie is preachy and unrealistic. Plus many countries don't even do abortions past 20 weeks unless the fetus dies in womb. The usa is amoung a few that have no cut off for abortions.