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 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.
Dove Worldview: This is a terrific and touching story and this film should be seen by those who recognize the horrors of abortion. Hannah is the survivor of an attempted abortion although she doesnt know this for many years. You might just need a hanky for this sensitive and touching film.
Hannah has many health issues including epilepsy and she is asthmatic. She battles discouragement too. She writes in her diary that she feels worthless. This movie is about her journey to discover who she really is. Her adopted parents help her to learn the truth about her background. They long to hold on to her as she is, in their eyes, a gift.
Rachel Hendrix is fabulous as Hannah and John Schneider is terrific as her adopted father Jacob. After Hannah learns about the protection of her adopted parents, she is angry and heads out to learn the truth about her birth mother. In the end she discovers why her parents protected her and her love for them is strengthened.
We urge you to see this movie soon! We are recommending it for twelve plus due to its sophisticated theme. It just might change your life! We are awarding the film five Doves and our “Family-Approved” Seal to this awesome movie!
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Here is a link to the Catholic Cathedral that Hannah visits in the movie
Panorama view http://www.stpaulsbhm.org/Panorama/FLASH-St_Paul-Entrance.html
Really great movie with good music.
I agree. It’s probably my favorite movie, next to the “Return of the King”. It’s remarkable, and kind of true, as it’s based on a real person. The acting’s good, and so’s the filming, the music, and , above all, the message. Everyone 13+ should watch!