Every Life is Beautiful

Hope… Forgiveness… Healing…

Three words that describe a movie Susan and I saw this past week as part of a special preview.

OCTOBER BABY is a coming of age story of a 19-year-old freshman named Hannah. Hannah has always felt like an outsider. Something is missing. Although she is an incredible stage actor with a lovable naivety, she has always had a deep-seated feeling that she has no right to exist.

Because of escalating health and psychological problems her parents reveal to her that she was adopted and was never told because of the shocking and heartbreaking circumstances surrounding her birth.

With her identity and world thrown into turmoil she sets out on a spring break road trip to New Orleans with her best friend Jason and a host of misfits piled into a decrepit VW minibus.

Everyone else is on the ride for good times, but Hannah is determined to use the opportunity to return to the city of her birth and find the answers she craves – something her overprotective father has forbidden her to do.

Hannah discovers that sometimes the truth can be more painful than a lie and she must choose between confronting her birth mother or returning home. Ultimately Hannah discovers the freedom she has always wanted and the true power of forgiveness.

It’s not very often that I can give a whole-heartedly endorsement of a movie but this is one of them. It hits the big screen in March so look for it at a theatre near you and pass the word. If the video below doesn’t play you can watch it here.

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Filed under Choices, Family, Forgiveness, Freedom, Grace, Hope

3 responses to “Every Life is Beautiful

  1. julie

    sometimes the truth can be more painful than a lie…….This statement rings true for me. My ex was always lying to me, I still dont trust to this day what he says is true or false. But one day it hit me and made me think of the movie with Tom Cruise, A few good men, where Jack Nicholson says ” You cant handle the truth”. I seek the truth with everything I come in contact with but can I actually handle it???

    This movie looks great! Had me crying just on the trailer…..lol cant imagine the whole movie.

    • Great insight about the truth being difficult to handle at times! And yes, the movie is a tear jerker but also has some good laughs as well. Hope you get the chance to see it.

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