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October Baby

21 Feb

I recently got the opportunity to finally see ‘October Baby’, a Christian movie from a few years back dealing with abortion (as longtime followers of this site may recall). At the time, Wintery Knight linked to a review of it.

I am disappointed.

Spoilers follow.

Near the start of the movie, just a little bit into it, it is revealed that the girl’s adoptive mother (the girl didn’t yet know she’d been adopted) stumbled upon the daughter’s open diary in her bedroom, noticed some apparently suicidal thoughts, told the father, who then emailed part of the entry to the family doctor. When this comes to light, the parents are holding hands, sitting next to their daughter in the doctor’s office, and the mother gets upset and unlinks her hand from her husband. That annoyed me, as it does in real life when women use that technique to try to emotionally blackmail their boyfriends / fiancés / husbands. The mother should have taken her husband’s side, even if she disagreed with his actions, and not the daughter’s – and the movie shouldn’t have apparently endorsed the mother’s behaviour, as it unfortunately did.

On learning suddenly that she had been adopted, the daughter is only upset at her father for not telling her, not her mother; the movie frames it as the father alone being responsible, as if (a) he had actually done something wrong (on what basis must an adopted child be told he or she is adopted? I see no Scriptural basis for that.) and (b) as if it was all his ‘fault’, and none of it the mother’s, also. This anger at her father, but neutral feeling towards her mother’s equal silence, continues throughout the movie.

And when the father doesn’t want to reveal anything further to the daughter, the mother goes against her husband and gives the girl her birth certificate.

So the mother denigrates male authority within marriage, and this isn’t shown to be a bad thing, just the way of things…

Apart from the male character who is the daughter’s best friend, all the young men in the movie are doofuses, with various character flaws of one kind or another.

And the film did in fact blame the man for the unwanted pregnancy and subsequent botched abortion then premature birth; it was subtle, but those with a Red Pill POV, with ‘They Live’ glasses, should be able to pick up on it.

The abortionist’s nurse aide to the daughter:

“She told me she didn’t even know the fella, didn’t know his name. Met him at a bar, and had a night together, and then he was gone.”

See that?

“He was gone.”

Not “they went their separate ways” after fornicating, but “he was gone” (presumably meaning she had brought him back to her place, then he left – but it’s his fault, doncha know, even though it takes two to tango).

I could go on and on, I have more complaints (e.g. the usual evanjellyfish hypersensitivity towards fears of accusations of racism makes them have a black girl and a Hispanic guy among the group of friends who go on the road trip together, though giving them very few lines, which demonstrates they’re just for show; the nauseatingly endless scenes of moody girl contemplating beside a lake or the ocean (felt like a Beverly Hills 90210 episode, with Brandon jumping in his car to go brood by the ocean), but I’ll leave it at that.

Typical, man-bashing, women-are-all-victims, P.C., churchian evanjellyfish Blue Pill worldview bullshit, with tradcons being just as male-bashing as feminists

Save your time / money; skip this one.

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16 responses to “October Baby

  1. Eric

    February 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    These movies anymore are totally predictable. I probably could have written a review just like that without even having seen it.

    I was watching this cool film again, and here’s a scene where the hero defends his woman against a gang of creepy religious fanatics determined to bring her back to his harem. I wish we had more of this kind of stuff from Hollywood LOL

     
  2. Will S.

    February 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome! 🙂

    Alas, indeed, even Christian movies, not just Hollywood ones, have become entirely predictable, in their slavish adherence to Blue Pill dogma…

     
  3. Eric

    February 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Will;

    Yes, that was definitely a 5-star moment in cinematic ass-kicking! LOL You’re probably gratified to know I haven’t wasted the hiatus in unproductive pursuits!

     
    • Will S.

      February 21, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Excellent! 🙂

       
  4. Will S.

    February 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I heard about this movie:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2048824/

    A while back; watched the trailer for it.

    I would like to think that, for a change, it might be refreshingly different; seems most viewers think it is.

    But I am concerned that once again, there is male-bashing, even if by the main male character against himself, wracked with guilt for his past, while I haven’t read anything about any soul-searching by the female character, about her past.

    As usual, I’m sure it’s all on him, his need to grow spiritually, etc.

     
  5. ray

    February 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    IMDB’s summary: “A former frat boy and a free-spirited woman together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.”

    Impossible is right. ‘Free-spirited woman’ tells us what’s really being sold here. Her spirit doesn’t derive from Christ, nor is it under the guidance and authority of her father or husband. Instead, her spirit is free, i.e., she is ruled by what she imagines is her own will. The modern world praises this as ‘free spiritedness’ but it’s plain old rebellion in a snappy new sunday-go-to-meetin’ dress. Uh, pantsuit.

    There are no modern films that accurately express Christ or Christianity. Wouldn’t be allowed. To boot, the production values, writing, and directing in supposed ‘Christian’ films stink. About as bad as Christian Music. Modern Christian movies are created and distributed to encourage willful and rebellious females (whoops I mean free-spirited women!) and weak males to continue following after the ways of the world, instead of after the ways of King Jeshua.

    Certainly there were quite a few truly Christian films made in the past, but you’ll need to go back twenty, thirty, forty years to find them. And rarely were/are they advertised and presented as specifically Christian or for Christians. Yet they reveal this world for what it is, and encourage a life of honesty and integrity — a life modeled, however imperfectly, upon Christ. For example, Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ by no means is overtly Christian, never even mentions Jesus . . . and yet the spirit of the film never strays from biblical precepts and values. There are others.

    Modern Christian films range from the overtly satanic, to the cunning ones that ‘update’ Scripture to fit modern desires and hypocrisies — ‘Noah’ and ‘Left Behind’ and ‘Fifty Shades’ etc. ad nauseum. The propaganda is sandwiched-in between two pieces of pristine white-bread Christianity. Nothing to do with Jesus . . . no more than the false churches that the consumers of these films attend. Like that abomination of a megachurch you visited. Note its popularity, as with the films. Same target-audience. Most people want the world’s lies. They hate the truth, exactly as the King said. They wave their flabby upraised arms and call out His name and worship themselves.

    Hoping you enjoyed your mini-vacation! And welcome back.

    Cheers.

     
  6. Will S.

    February 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Exactly, ray; I’m quite sure this is the same old, same old.

    Thanks! I did indeed enjoy it, but am glad to be back, too. 🙂

     
  7. Peter Blood

    February 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

    “Django” is totally buried in the spaghetti, but awesome scene anyway.

     
  8. Will S.

    February 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love me some good ol’ spaghetti westerns; despite often being a bit over-the-top, they’re great fun, and old-fashioned in their values.

     
  9. Eric

    February 24, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Will:
    That’s my feeling on Spaghetti Westerns exactly. I think that those (and some of the hard-boiled police dramas that came out in the 60s and 70s) were actually probably intentionally written as a reaction to declining masculinity in the culture.

    Unlike the protagonists in earlier films who were always fighting on the side of the system and kept violence to a necessary minimum, the heroes had to fight harder, usually against the prevailing norms and use more force standing up for what was right. In films like ‘Django’ or ‘Dirty Harry’ the hero was always practically standing alone between predatory thugs and the people, and the system was either completely, run by criminals itself, or committed to political correctness over right and wrong.

    Now, of course, movies today don’t feature anything representing masculine values; such ‘heroes’ as there are, are always depicted as either mindless automatons vaguely fighting on the side of a nebulous ‘law and order’ or else they’re bungling doofuses who are helpless without a strong woman leading them.

     
  10. Will S.

    February 25, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Hey Eric: No doubt.

    BTW, interestingly, we had a convo not long ago about such police dramas, over at UR:

    http://uncouthreflections.com/2014/12/21/two-nyc-set-70s-cop-thrillers/

    I found ‘Across 110th St.’ somewhat depressing, but the main character, the honest black cop played by Yaphet Kotto, to be indeed heroic, fighting both criminals and corrupt fellow police. What a position to be in!

     
  11. Eric

    February 25, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Will:
    But consider this: that is the position most traditional men are in today. True, most of us aren’t having to blow away a half-dozen dirtbags and then justify it to our so-called ‘superiors’ on a daily basis; but a lot of men are in positions where they have to stand alone without the support of either the populace or the leadership and still get the job done.

     
  12. Will S.

    February 25, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Yep. True.

    May the Lord equip us for the task!

     

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