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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

 -  Drama  -  24 September 2010 (USA)
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Wendy Porter
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Jack Campbell
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Molly Campbell
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Allyson Bower
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Beth Norton
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Bill Norton
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Judge Evams
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Tom Alonzo
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A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar Porters, and the privileged Campbell family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film bravely exposes the humanity in each character reminding us that we each have the potential to be the best and worst versions of ourselves at any time. Written by Karen Kingsbury

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Sometimes the greatest love is letting go.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including domestic violence and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,960 (USA) (24 September 2010)

Gross:

$352,810 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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What I Cannot Change
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High Emotions - Uncomfortable scenes - Wonderfully executed
23 March 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There were so many things to like about this movie and so many talking points.

While the movie was a little too stereo typed for my liking, stereo types exist for a reason.

I thought the Porter side of the story was extremely well done. Wendy Porter played the abused wife brilliantly, acting as abused and battered women often do.

I was perplexed as to why Wendy would want her biological son to live with her though. Perhaps the fact that her husband wanted the boy influenced her. After all, what is in the best interest of the child? What they went through with the boy, and their experiences was so well done it was very difficult to watch.

The Campbell's were the boy's adoptive parents and they were portrayed as such the perfect family, that you couldn't help but want the boy to stay with them. I found the way they acted, especially the way Holly Campbell reacted was a little too unrealistic but then again, I've never been in the position of potentially losing my child.

This is a powerful movie. Definitely one to stir the emotions.


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