• PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Kids & Family
  • Directed By:
    Jon Gunn
    In Theaters:
    Sep 24, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 25, 2011
  • Blue Collar Releasing

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Like Dandelion Dust Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode has more logic and reality to it

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1/5

December 9, 2013
Robert Koehler
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 29, 2011
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

February 17, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

October 12, 2010
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
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Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2010
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An earnest and well-acted, if occasionally flat, drama about what it means to be a parent.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2010
Jackie K. Cooper

Barry Pepper gives an award worthy performance in this film about an adoptive parent's worst nightmare

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

September 29, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Riveting, powerful and genuinely heartfelt. Mira Sorvino deserves an Oscar for her raw, brave and captivating performance.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 9.0/10

September 26, 2010
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

Like Dandelion Dust is the type of sobering family drama that could have turned out sappy and cliched. It didn't.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: B+

September 24, 2010
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

Like Dandelion Dust explores, in a captivating and powerful way, the truth that love's ultimate expression is sacrifice.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 24, 2010
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2010
Kam Williams

A character-driven adoption drama blessed by compelling performances by a talented ensemble topped by Barry Pepper and Mira Sorvino.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 23, 2010
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2010
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

A well-acted drama with a compelling plot: You'll definitely want to see what happens at the end.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2010
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