|Featuring:||Mira Sorvino … Wendy Porter
Barry Pepper … Rip Porter
Cole Hauser … Jack Campbell
|Producer:||Downes Brothers Entertainment
|Distributor:||Blue Collar Releasing
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
“Sometimes the greatest love is letting go.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “When biological parents try to get their child back, a man and his wife must fight to retain custody of their adopted son.
Jack and Molly Campbell are enjoying an idyllic life with Joey, their six-year-old adopted son. One day, they learn that Joey’s biological father has just been released from prison and is ready to start life over with his wife and son. Despite a judgment upholding the father’s claim, Jack and Molly are not resolved to give Joey over to this brutal man.
A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar Porter’s, 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.
This film is based on the novel by Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust, and was produced by the Christian organization, Downes Brothers Entertainment.”
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…There’s no denying that the acting in “Like Dandelion Dust”… is superb. …for those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.
—Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
A heart-wrenching adaptation… Viewers who are disappointed when a Christian-made film is overly preachy or puts its agenda ahead of its story will be happy to know that Dust does not remotely fall into those traps. [3/4]
—Carolyn Arends, Christianity Today
…Although best suited for cable TV—Lifetime seems like a natural fit—Jon Gunn’s film benefits from a quartet of highly effective performances and an intriguing exploration of class issues that are too rarely dealt with in contemporary cinema. …
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…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. …
—Robert Koehler, Variety