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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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

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 »

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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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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four solid performances
4 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Wendy Porter (Mira Sorvino) calls the cops and sends her abusive drunk husband Rip (Barry Pepper) to prison. Seven years later, she's there to greet him upon his release. He has stopped drinking and is a changed man. She reveals to him that they have a son and she let him be adopted. The adoption paper was forged by somebody inside the prison and a judge annuls the adoption. Joey is ripped from his comfortable home and loving parents Jack (Cole Hauser) and Molly Campbell (Kate Levering).

The interesting thing here is that nobody is played as a pure villain. Everybody struggles in this movie. It's a losing proposition in any case. All four actors bring out some deep emotions. There are some real moments. The lack of one specific rooting interest does take a toll on the movie. This is a difficult but compelling watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$352,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,810
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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