Is October Baby good enough for some Oscar nominations? Yes, it is that good. However that is zero chance of that happening. Two reasons why. First it's hard some people like New York Times critic Jeannette Catsoulis to give an objective opinion of the movie. The second reason is that not enough people will see this movie. It did pretty good last weekend. It might keep doing about the same. But I don't think it well every do great. Not a lot of people will go see it. The main problem is that most people have never heard about this movie. Friends, co-workers, no one I know has heard about October Baby. I don't know what the advertising budget is for October Baby but I bet it's not large. Also the kinds of people going to see this movie are been very limited. Mostly these people are evangelical Christians and strong prolife supporters. That's too bad because this movie can and does appeal to a much larger audience.
Prolife and prochoice groups have both been freaking out over October Baby. Abortion is a very controversial subject. People on both sides get crazy at times. October Baby is not a controversial movie. Even thou some people try to make it one. Everyone is trying to make this into the big abortion movie. For me the bond between adoptive parents and their kids is a large part of the movie. There is also a nice love story in the movie.
The movie is being marketed heavily as a faith based or Christina film. The reason is that it promotes a certain set of moral values. I believe the moral values in October Baby exists in all religions. Not just the Christian religion. So go and see October Baby. If you are a Jew, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Wiccan, Atheist, or Buddhist go and see October Baby. Even if you are gay, straight, bi or Thai you should see October Baby.