October Baby

Synopsis: 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 long-time 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 learns that every life is beautiful.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Production: IDP/Samuel goldwyn Films
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


[ Birds Chirping ]

,/',/' [ S/ow Rock]

[Man ] ,/' The human heart

is a sca/y pan' in fact,

, 'Cause I could break you

and you could break me back ,/

J,/' [ Voca//'2/ng ]

,/~ Though my head

says just forget it,

,/' You '// get hu/1

and you'll regret it,

,/~ Ask me now

and I won't hesitate ,/'

,/' 'Cause I'm fearful of he/jghts

and you take me h/jghery

,/' What came with you

was a view to admire,

,/~ I've always been

the kind to contemplate,

,/' But you like the kind

that don't hesitate ,/~

, So excuse me

while I fa// for you,

J,/' [ Voca//'2/ng ]

,/~ Excuse me

wh//e I fall for you,

[ Man #2 ]

Quiet, please!

,/~ Thought about it

long and hard today ,/

[ Mouthing Words]

,/~ / realized

I'm standing in our way,/

,/~ Hey, /79)'-/

[ Clears Throat ]

,/~ Ask me now,/

,/~ And I won 7)

Excuse me.

,/' Hesitate ,/

You know, if you haven't

learned your lines by now,

probably too late.


Real encouraging.

Nice outfit.

So, you nervous?


[ Chuckles ]

- So where are you sitting?

- Front row, center balcony, with Alanna.

Oh. I didn't know

she was coming.

Yeah. You kidding?

We wouldn't miss it.

[ Man ] Got your tickets.

Got your tickets.

Got your programs.

Programs, five dollars.

Hey. He)'-

Oh, hey, sweetie.

Hey. Mmm.

I'm sorry I'm late.

I got your text. Yeah?

But I had to do a total knee replacement at 4:00.

Took three hours. Can you fix this?

They need to quit

treating you like a resident.

I think they think I am a resident.

You have the tickets?

- I don't. I thought you did.

- Hey, sir and madam.

May I please see

your tickets real quick?

Let's check 'em out, make

sure these babies are legit.

Oh. Uh-oh. You guys are bronze package.


Um, minor. I can bump you

guys up to platinum package.

It's a small fee, $22.

Basically, it's better A.C.

In the building, better seats.

And the proceeds go to a charity,

a really cool one. You're Truman.

- I'm- My German?

- Our daughter's in the play. It starts now. We gotta go.

Yes, I am Truman.

She's told us all about you.

All right. Thanks for buying

the platinum package!

[ Chattering ]

Excuse me. Hey.


[ Kisses ]

How are you?

I'm good.

Get a program?

No, I didn't.

I'll just

look off yours.

So that took a while.

Uh, yeah.

I went to see a friend.

How is she?

She's nervous.

Well, I guess

I would be too.

[ Man ] Thank you for

joining us tonight-

Excuse us.

for our production.

A special welcome to our alumni and guests.

Good to have you.

We are proud of

our spring production-

one of our enduring traditions

here at the university.

This year, we are featuring

some fresh new faces.

So join me as we

welcome to the stage our cast,

as they perform an original

play written by yours truly.

[Applause ]

Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you.

So without further ado,

I present to you Annabella.


[Whistling ]

- Annabella?

- Is that you, Desmond?

Hello, Annabella.

You can dispense with the

pleasantries, Desmond.

It's a bit trifle,

don't you think?

If you'd just let me explain,

I'm confident we would agree.

You need to know that my family has,

well, certain standards for me.


which I do not meet?

[ Labored Breathing ]

Admit it, Desmond. Please.

[ Gasping ]

- I've realized-

- I've-

I've realized that...

I have certain standards that you do not meet.

That's not right.

It's time I set sail on my own.

It's time I discovered the life I've

always dreamed of but thought impossible.


[ Muffled ]

Get it together, Hannah.

I'm leaving, Desmond.


Where, Annabella?

[ Labored Breathing ]


[ Groans ]

[Whispers ]

I want-

[Wheezing ]


Excuse me.

- [ Father] Hannah?

- [Coughing ]

- [Wheezing ]

- Hannah?

- Hannah!

- [ Gasps ]

[Voice Muffled, Echoing ]

Get her inhaler.

It's in the brown bag!

- Get her inhaler, now!

- We need Hannah's bag!

Hannah. No, no.

Hannah. No.

Listen to me.

Hannah. Hannah!

[ No Audible Dialogue]

[ Siren Wailing, Distant]

[ Woman On P.A., /nd/stinct]

Um, Dr. Jacob Lawson.

Is he in surgery?

[Typing 1


Yeah. But what I'd like to do

is maybe a few more tests.

Just to make sure.


[ Indistinct]

Hi, sweetie.

I was looking for you.

They said you'd be here.

What was that about?

Does he- Does he know what happened?


[ Chuckles ]

No, no, no. The full test results

won't be in for another couple days.

But your P.E.F. levels were fine

when you stayed here overnight.

So Dr. Stewart thinks it's

good for us all to go home.

Is that not what you think?

Yeah. N-No, I do.

I agree.

L- I agree

with Dr. Stewart.

He's a specialist.

We need to do what he says.

All right. Well, I'm gonna

go get changed, I guess.


[Bell Chiming]

If you would just let me explain,

I'm confident we would agree.

You need to know

that my family-

they, well, have certain

standards for me.

[Woman ] Standards

which I do not meet?

Admit it, Desmond. Please.

It's time I discovered the life I've

always dreamed of but thought impossible.

[ Phone Ringing 1

[Keys Jingling]


Is there something

you're not telling me, Dad?

I was thinking about

asking you the same thing.

[ Door Opens, Closes ]



Hey, Grace, Hannah.

[ Softly ]


It's good to see

you all again.

Although I wish it was

under better circumstances

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