“October Baby” Blu-ray Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
September 19, 2012

I love watching movies, but I really loved October Baby!  The movie was full of emotion and left me in tears at the end (not bad tears either).  October Baby was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 11, 2012 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  This is a heart-felt movie and I walked away from the movie wanting to tell everyone how great it was.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you check it out!


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.


– Audio commentary by The Erwin Brothers and The October Baby Family
– October Bloopers
– Deleted Scenes
– Finding Hannah
– Shari’s Story
– Gianna Jessen: The Inspiration
– Singing the Praises of October Baby
– Facebook Q&A with Rachel and Jason
– Every Life is Beautiful
— Jon Erwin
— Gianna Jessen
— Andy Erwin
— Mark Hall
— Pat Layton
— Ken Bevel
— Dan Atchison
– The Afters “Life Is Beautiful” Music Video


October Baby Blu-ray & DVD
Street Date: September 11, 2012
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA / English 5.1 DD (DVD)
Subtitles: English and French
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Total Run Time: 02:53:00/ 02:59:13 (DVD)
Closed Captioned: Yes


When I watched the trailer for October Baby, I knew I wanted to see it.  It was a heart-touching movie and I can’t imagine what this young lady went through in the movie.  I mean, she passes out in a play, has medical tests, and starts wanting to know why she is always sick.  She ends up finding out that she was born prematurely; that her parents are not her “birth” parents;” and that she was premature because it was a failed abortion attempt.  I can’t imagine going through one of those, yet alone all three of them!  That’s not the only jaw-dropping events you learn about in the movie, and I’m not gonna tell you about the other ones because you’ll have to watch the movie and see for yourself.  I’m glad I had the opportunity to watch October Baby.

I received a copy of “October Baby” on Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

5 Responses to ““October Baby” Blu-ray Review”

  1. Vickie Couturier says:

    Im really wanting to see this,ive heard nothing but good reviews from it

  2. Wendy T says:

    Wow…this sounds like my kind of movie. I love movies with different twists and drama.

    I’ll put it on my list.

  3. Laura says:

    We bought our copy from Family Christian Store, and it has a different cover. Does the 20th Century Fox version contain any offensive language/profanity? The Provident version did not, and I’m hoping the other one doesn’t either, because I just bought that version for my sister. Please advise. Thanks!

  4. Laura says:

    BTW, the movie was wonderful! I loved it, and I can’t wait for my college-aged daughter to see it. We need more uplifting, faith-filled movies like this!

  5. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    It sounds like this would make a decent stocking stuffer. Thanks for the review.. and your verdict Laura.

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