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

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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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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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User Reviews

A potent movie that tugs at our emotions
15 April 2011 | by (West Frankfort, Illinois) – See all my reviews

After watching this powerful movie, I asked aloud why it wasn't nominated for any awards. It was only after I checked further that I discovered why: It is the product of a Christian movie production company and had limited distribution. The fact that I didn't know that, in itself, is a testament to the greatness of this movie. I'm a grown man who is usually not very emotional, but this movie had my tear ducts working overtime. I can't say enough about the cast, the script, the direction, the music and everything else. The story, about two sets of parents on the opposite ends of society, successfully avoids clichés and provides a realistic and painfully emotional story. This is a tour de force that came in completely under the radar. I highly recommend it.

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