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 learns that every life is beautiful.
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You know, the lead actress in this movie really did have an abortion and suffered guilt for a long time. When she was asked to play this part and read the script, she was in tears and she asked the producers how in the world they knew. And they didn't. And that part about the opening? They mean that it was not scripted for the movie. She really did break down in tears for that part of the movie. She wasn't acting. I heard her on the radio talking about her experience in making the movie.
I saw it this afternoon. It was a wonderful movie. Sad in a lot of ways but also a kind of happy ending. And I was mistaken about which of the actresses was so personally affected by the movie. It was actually the actress that played the birth mother and the scene where she got the not from her would-be aborted daughter where she broke down crying was no act. When she was filming that, she felt she'd been forgiven both by God and by the child she aborted in real life. They actually have that part of the actress's interview playing during the credits.