There’s a new independent film out that compassionately deals with abortion and adoption: Bella, winner of the Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Awards. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve read good things about it. Below is an excerpt from the movie review at Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online. You can also find information at the review about the movie’s (apparently minimal) objectionable elements.
Eduardo Verástegui [the lead actor] knows his little film (he also co-produced it) won’t dominate the box office. But he doesn’t mind. “I was caught up in the stardom and money of this business, like so many actors,” he told us, “But I was drawn to do this. To just do something worthwhile.” Thus, he and his fellow producers stepped away from successful careers to pursue an independent film with no guarantees. He said with emotion, “What I’d love to see happen with this film is to someday have this 12-year-old knock on my door and say that her mother was going to have an abortion. But she saw this film. That would be my Oscar.” Continue reading