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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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Jon Gunn

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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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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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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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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$352,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,810
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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 »

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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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See it if you can find it!
9 October 2010 | by trey-866-847510See all my reviews

One of the best movies with one of the most bizarre releases I've ever seen. In the Dallas area it is currently playing in one mall theater for only two shows a day, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon.

I can't comprehend how such a good movie gets so little theater distribution.

The six main characters are as multi-dimensional as fictional movie characters get. They act like real people would in real situations.

While there are a few times when the camera lingers too long for emotional effect, everything about this production is top rate.

If it is being shunned due to its Christian origins, that is a shame. The few references to Christianity are really only there to advance the plot.

I was a little surprised to realize at the end that I had just watched a great movie without any profanity or skin. It is still not a film for children because of its theme and some domestic violence.

If anybody knows, please post why this film is not enjoying wider distribution. This is a Blind Side caliber movie without near the preachiness.


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