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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 »

Director:

Jon Gunn

Writers:

Stephen J. Rivele (screenplay), Michael Lachance (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Wendy Porter
Barry Pepper ... Rip Porter
Cole Hauser ... Jack Campbell
Kate Levering ... Molly Campbell
Maxwell Perry Cotton ... Joey Campbell
L. Scott Caldwell ... Allyson Bower
Abby Brammell ... Beth Norton
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Bill Norton
Brett Rice ... Judge Evams
Chad Gundersen ... Cop 1
Timothy Twisdale Timothy Twisdale ... Cop 2
Neil Ronco ... Tom Alonzo
Blake Michael Bryan Blake Michael Bryan ... Jonah Norton
Brooke Bryan Brooke Bryan ... Cammie Norton
Gregory Albrecht ... Court Appointed Attorney
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Sometimes the greatest love is letting go.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Som støv fra himmelen See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,960, 26 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$352,810, 31 October 2010
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Rip Porter comes home early from work and Wendy waits for him to come out of the kitchen, she leans with her back into the sofa while the camera is on her right side. When the camera switches to her left side, she is suddenly leaning forward. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

What I Wouln't Give
Written by Bill Hall, Dave Younger, Hank Grant
Performed by Hank Grant
Produced by Mark Dreyer
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beyond reproach
28 October 2011 | by markandkarenfitzSee all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have ever seen. It is so well acted, that it is difficult to see the film itself separate from the acting; if that makes sense. Barry Pepper and Mira Sorveno are stunning in their representation of a flawed soul and the wonderful woman who loves him. I could not love Mira more. She is utterly beautiful in her totally natural manifestation here.

The strongest element of this film is the dichotomy between this less successful couple and their rivals, a very wealthy couple. The latter seem so one-dimensional by comparison. It fed my bias against the privileged. But by the end I took an arc.

Really nice work too by the young boy in the film. Barry Pepper is an inspiration to young actors with great talent who might despair thinking there isn't room in the industry for character actors still.


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