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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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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$352,810 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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During the closing credits, the boat is clearly at a different location and moving faster during the wide shots from a distance than during the on-board shots. See more »

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What I Cannot Change
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More like a novel than a film
5 February 2011 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When the father is an alcoholic abuser and the mother can't stick up for herself, there's always hope that the son will get to a better home. "Like Dandelion Dust" explores that hope and the powers of wealth, love and family.

The strength of the film lies in its story-telling. The characters were all painted extremely realistically and even sympathetically, and every scene in the film advanced the plot. Written by Oscar-nominated writer Stephen J. Rivele and Michael Lachance, it certainly comes across as a film driven by the writing. But no matter how interesting the story was, they couldn't completely keep my attention. When we have gritty scenes, we get drab shots. The story really wasn't brought to life.

"Like Dandelion Dust" is less like a film and more like a novel. And unsurprisingly, it is a novel with the same name by Karen Kingsbury. As I have just learned, Kingsbury is known as a Christian novelist. Although religion is an element in this film, it's presented in a very subtle, questioning way. See "Like Dandelion Dust" because it's a novel, not because it's a Christian novel.


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