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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  24 September 2010 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Porter
Jack Campbell
Molly Campbell
Allyson Bower
Beth Norton
Bill Norton
Judge Evams
Cop 1
Timothy Twisdale ...
Cop 2
Tom Alonzo
Blake Michael Bryan ...
Jonah Norton
Brooke Bryan ...
Cammie Norton
Court Appointed Attorney


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes the greatest love is letting go.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$352,810 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Berry Pepper's character, Rip, is bitten by his dog was not part of the script until the dog decided to improvise it. Berry Pepper was actually bitten by his fellow actor, the dog. See more »


In the kitchen scene after Rip Porter smashes his empty bottle and gets consoled by Wendy, the positions of his head and of their hands around each other's heads change too suddenly between the subsequent shots while lines are being spoken across the cuts. See more »


Wendy Porter: There is one thing that - -- that you could do for me. I would like Joey to know that he has two mothers: one that loved him so much that she couldn't let him go, and one that loved him so much that she had to.
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9 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies with one of the most bizarre releases I've ever seen. In the Dallas area it is currently playing in one mall theater for only two shows a day, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon.

I can't comprehend how such a good movie gets so little theater distribution.

The six main characters are as multi-dimensional as fictional movie characters get. They act like real people would in real situations.

While there are a few times when the camera lingers too long for emotional effect, everything about this production is top rate.

If it is being shunned due to its Christian origins, that is a shame. The few references to Christianity are really only there to advance the plot.

I was a little surprised to realize at the end that I had just watched a great movie without any profanity or skin. It is still not a film for children because of its theme and some domestic violence.

If anybody knows, please post why this film is not enjoying wider distribution. This is a Blind Side caliber movie without near the preachiness.

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