Not knowing anything about October Baby other than it’s a movie about an abortion survivor, the obvious thought process would lead you to believe it’s a film that carries a strong pro-life voice.

And you would be correct.

But you may also miss the point of October Baby completely.

For as much as the movie—premiering March 23 on 390 screens in over 70 cities nationwide—champions the value of life, that theme is more of the undercard.

“October Baby” takes you on a two-hour journey that leaves you spent, and most likely red in the eyes, but with an unmistakable message:

“It’s the message of forgiveness,” said writer and producer Jon Erwin, who directed the film with his brother Andrew. “That message even transcends the message of sanctity of life.”

Fear not, the two messages can peacefully co-exist.

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