Like Dandelion Dust (2010)
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Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper star in My Date with Drew director Jon Gunn's heart-wrenching tale of a recently released ex-con who uses a legal loophole to locate his son, who was adopted by an upper-crust family shortly after his father was incarcerated. When Rip Porter (Pepper) went to prison, his wife, Wendy (Sorvino), couldn't handle the responsibilities of being a single parent. Wanting the best for her newborn son, Joey, she put the boy up for adoption. Adopted by Jack
Sep 24, 2010 Limited
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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.
This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.
Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation.
Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.
For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.
An earnest and well-acted, if occasionally flat, drama about what it means to be a parent.
Barry Pepper gives an award worthy performance in this film about an adoptive parent's worst nightmare
Riveting, powerful and genuinely heartfelt. Mira Sorvino deserves an Oscar for her raw, brave and captivating performance.
Like Dandelion Dust is the type of sobering family drama that could have turned out sappy and cliched. It didn't.
Like Dandelion Dust explores, in a captivating and powerful way, the truth that love's ultimate expression is sacrifice.
A character-driven adoption drama blessed by compelling performances by a talented ensemble topped by Barry Pepper and Mira Sorvino.
Like Dandelion Dust is a movie that pulls you in and holds you, anchored by strong performances and a recognition that to love a child is to love oneself.
Audience Reviews for Like Dandelion Dust
- Wendy Porter: 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.
- Rip Porter: We need to get our son back.
- Wendy Porter: After you went away I found out I was pregnant.
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