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All Roads Lead Home (2008)




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Inspired by a true story, director Dennis Fallon's emotional family drama tells the tale of a family attempting to cope with a tragic loss, and a young girl who finds the strength in the last place she ever expected. Twelve year old Belle (Vivien Cardone) has just lost her mother in a horrible auto accident, and she places the blame for that loss squarely on the shoulders of her grieving father Cody (Jason London). Unable to deal with his daughter's newfound rebellious streak and contend with his own sorrow at the same time, Cody sends Belle away to live with her grandfather Hock (Peter Coyote), a genuine cowboy who lives by a strong code of ethics. But Hock is unable to look at Belle without thinking about his deceased daughter, a sad fact that only deepens the young girl's intense feelings of alienation. Just as Belle begins to feel as if there's no one in the world with whom to share her sadness, along comes a loyal pup named Atticus that helps her to focus on the positive things in life. Perhaps with a little help from a kindly veterinarian, an empathetic farm manager, and a good-humored motel owner, this family will finally find the strength needed to move past their pain while building a joyous new life together. Patton Oswalt co-stars in a drama also featuring the final onscreen appearance of legendary actor Peter Boyle.

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Critic Reviews for All Roads Lead Home

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Starting with the ominous caveat 'Inspired by a true story', there is little indication that All Roads Lead Home is going anywhere interesting.

September 25, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This movie about a family who is first damaged by an accidental death and healed by an accidental discovery, is inspired by a true story

April 24, 2009 | Full Review…

If this movie were a horse, somebody would have to put it down.

September 26, 2008 | Rating: 1/4

Earnest, well-meaning and dreadful.

September 26, 2008 | Rating: 0/4

It's not that the film is too complicated, it's just unwieldy.

September 26, 2008 | Rating: 1/4

All Roads Lead Home is more hackneyed than it is heartwarming. It's considerably more annoying than it is enjoyable.

September 25, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for All Roads Lead Home


Such a sweet tale. Not the best acting or direction, but it has charm.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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