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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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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 Wouln't Give
Written by Bill Hall, Dave Younger, Hank Grant
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Gritty but very moving drama
16 September 2012 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

A relatively low budget but extremely good drama. This could have turned into a standard melodrama but is elevated far beyond this by an intelligent and believable script.

The real stars though are the actors who are all terrific. Barry Pepper has always been a favourite of mine and he excels himself in this role but there are no weak links in this film. A special mention must go to the actor playing the little boy, Maxwell Perry Cotton who is utterly convincing as the frightened and confused little boy. It was one of the best performances from a young actor I have ever seen.

The film does flag a little towards the end but finishes on an emotional high. I rarely watch films twice in a short period of time but I did with this one and enjoyed it just as much second time round. Recommended.


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