Minnie Driver’s Emotional & Heartbreaking Film About Stillbirth

By Jeanne Faulkner, R.N

There’s a new movie that hit me with a sucker-punch right to the gut: Return to Zero is based on the true story of a couple (played by Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein) expecting their first child. Just weeks before their due date, they discover that their baby son has died and will be stillborn.

It’s a complicated film about grief and the myriad of ways people deal (or don’t deal) with it. It’s sad and sweet, and you’ll need a whole box of Kleenex. While I hesitate to recommend this movie to any pregnant woman because stillbirth is every mother’s worst nightmare, stillbirth has been in the closet for far too long, and it’s high time we start talking about it.

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  • elizabeth

    I’ve never had kids but if the baby has died, why put the mother through the ordeal of birth? Can’t the doctor perform a c-section immediately?

  • SMH

    C-section is not a walk in the park its major surgery with risk and complications its far better to let nature do what was intended. But l could never imagine and my heart breaks for any mother who has had to endure a stillbirth.

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