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      Like Dandelion Dust

      PG-13 Released Sep 24, 2010 1 hr. 44 min. Drama List
      82% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When biological parents try to get their child back, a man and his wife must fight to retain custody of their adopted son. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Excellent performance and heart wrenching movie that made me cry. Hits straight home. A must watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member An alcoholic abuser gets sent to prison. His girl is waiting for him seven years later, still very able to forgive. Now the guy want's a kid - he's rehabilitated and all. When she tell's him that she was pregnant when he was put behind bars but decided to give the kid away the game is on. He will get his boy back. This sound pretty hard to do, but after some paper signing stuff and other papers not signed and biological father rights and everything this is doable. Now for another part of the country. Joey is living his young life in a mantion with his wealthy parents. When he's not out in the yacht he is being spolied. He is very happy and his parents are doing a great job parenting. Money helps, I guess, but they give him plenty of true love and healthy inputs. Anyhow, they do not want to give him away to a life surrounded by poverty and earlier abuse. This is a sticky mess. A kid war. Four solid performances, very realisic - it nearly feels as a docudrama. Well balanced ace story-telling, strong, debatable and thrilling. I feared that the very Christian director (as I have read) could kill it, but the small amount of Christianity and "preaching God's way" is not making it weaker. A hard hitting and very solid drama. A class act tear-jerker with very few flaws. One or two of them may be the rather thin (or maybe simple) story and few unpredictable turns. 8.5 out of 10 showers. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Heartbreaking. I can't imagine being in the position of either woman. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this movie !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member emotional drama that makes you angry at the system for child care for what is done to this little boy at a young age Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member One of those few movies that manage to bring a gulp in your throat without crossing the line into being melodramatic... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Koehler Variety An on-the-nose though cathartically emotional melodrama giving Mira Sorvino her most substantial bigscreen role in years and featuring a head-turning performance by Barry Pepper. Mar 29, 2011 Full Review Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict. Rated: 2/4 Oct 12, 2010 Full Review Michael Ordoña Los Angeles Times Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation. Rated: 3/5 Oct 7, 2010 Full Review Megan Basham WORLD Between Hallmark and reality, Like Dandelion Dust almost always manages to convey reality. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Latoya Newman Independent Online (South Africa) One of the most compelling watches on the big screen so far this year. Rated: 4/5 Mar 28, 2016 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode has more logic and reality to it Rated: 1/5 Dec 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When biological parents try to get their child back, a man and his wife must fight to retain custody of their adopted son.
      Director
      Jon Gunn
      Executive Producer
      Michael Lachance
      Screenwriter
      Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Lachance
      Distributor
      Blue Collar Releasing
      Production Co
      Lucky Crow Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Mature Thematic Material|Domestic Violence|Alcohol Abuse)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 24, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $352.8K
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