Wednesday, May 14, 2014

RETURN TO ZERO

Hello friends...
This Saturday, the new movie Return to Zero premieres on the Lifetime channel.  This is a movie that I have known was in the making for the last 2 years.  It focuses on the true story of a couple that experiences the stillbirth of their first child.  I have known from day 1 that this was a hugely important film to the community of parents whom have lost a child.

I have not seen the whole movie... nor do I know all of the details of the storyline or the producer's viewpoint on Heaven... But what I do know from watching the trailer,and from everything that I have heard,  is that it seems to realistically depict the grief and sorrow of this couple as they walk the unbearable journey of the loss of their infant child.

My prayer is that this movie will help to break the silence that surrounds infant loss, that it will help families heal, and that it will open up the lines of communication and the eyes of those who support family or friends when they have received the devastating news that their baby has died while still in the womb.  

If you can, please take the time to watch this important movie this coming Saturday, May 17th.
Here is the official synopsis from the Return to Zero website... 
RETURN TO ZERO is based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie (MINNIEDRIVER) and Aaron (PAUL ADELSTEIN) who are preparing for the arrival of their first child. Just weeks before their due date they are devastated to discover that their baby son has died in the womb and will be stillborn.
Maggie and Aaron attempt to go on with their lives but cannot escape their postpartum grief. Their lives and relationship have been forever altered by this loss. And no one seems to understand the hell they are going through. Aaron’s dad, Robert (ALFRED MOLINA), encourages his son to bury himself in work, while Maggie’s Mom, Kathleen (KATHY BAKER), always says the wrong thing.
Maggie and Aaron try to cope in a myriad of ways — through denial, escape, and alcohol — but when Maggie ultimately discovers that Aaron is having an affair with Dana (SARAH JONES), a co-worker, she decides to end the marriage.
Just when Maggie believes she has started a new life, she discovers that she is pregnant by Aaron (from a last ditch ‘save the marriage’ getaway to Vegas.) With the help of Claire (CONNIE NIELSEN), an empathetic doctor who experienced a similar loss years ago, Maggie finally grieves for the loss of her son. Then she and Aaron must reunite to face a turbulent and terrifying pregnancy.
RETURN TO ZERO premieres in the US & CANADA on SATURDAY, MAY 17th at 8pm/7pm Central on LIFETIME! Please check your local listings as times may vary depending on your cable or satellite provider.





1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

Yes yes! I was just figure out how I was going to watch it because we do not have a TV:)