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Like Dandelion Dust
  • PG-13
  • 1h 45m
  • 2010
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Academy Award®-winner Mira Sorvino and Golden Globe®-nominee Barry Pepper star in this emotionally gripping drama. Wendy and Rip Porter, a working-class couple are fighting to regain custody of Joey — the young son Wendy gave up for adoption when Rip went to prison seven years earlier. But Joey’s adoptive parents will stop at nothing to ensure that the small boy stays in the only home he’s ever known. Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust is a powerful story with a powerful cast...don’t miss it.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Robert Koehler

An on-the-nose though cathartically emotional melodrama giving Mira Sorvino her most substantial b...

June 22, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.

June 22, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Michael Ordoña

Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing...

June 22, 2017
New York Times
Neil Genzlinger

For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.

June 22, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck

Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Like Dandelion Dust deals with mature themes: domestic abuse, alcoholism, and adoption. While most of the actual violence isn't shown on screen, the resulting injuries -- both physical and emotional -- are on display throughout (including a cowering wife, a father pushing and squeezing his son until he's bruised, etc.). A main character is an alcoholic struggling with sobriety; he smokes heavily, and, in at least one scene, he drinks until he's very drunk. The film is based on a novel by well-known Christian author Karen Kingsbury and has faith-oriented undertones.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 24, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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