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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PG (for thematic material and brief language)
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Drama , Kids & Family
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Cast

Peter Boyle
as Poovey
Vanessa Branch
as Dr. Lillian Cole
Evan Parke
as Basham
April Bowlby
as Natasha
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Critic Reviews for All Roads Lead Home

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's a film, I guess, but just barely.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 25, 2008
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Urban Cinefile

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

September 26, 2008
Salt Lake Tribune

Earnest, well-meaning and dreadful.

September 26, 2008
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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

September 26, 2008
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for All Roads Lead Home

This film really could've been better, but it does an okay job. I found the film to be way to choppy and too preachy. However I do appreciate what they were trying to accomplish. I also thought it was nice to see Peter Boyle, in his last appearance, one more time. The film was fine, however in the end, I thought the film could've and should've been better.

Barry Newart
Barry Newart

Rather death obsessed for a family film. The acting is uneven, some good, some not so good. It?s a tired old story and has been done a lot better in other films. Some beautiful location filming helps.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Rather death obsessed for a family film. The acting is uneven, some good, some not so good. It’s a tired old story and has been done a lot better in other films. Some beautiful location filming helps.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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