Kepler's Dream (2017)



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Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ella's mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmother's strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ella's dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But when a priceless book is stolen from Violet's collection, Miguel is the key suspect, and Ella must find the real thief in order to save her friends--not knowing that solving the crime will reveal other surprising truths and change all their lives forever.

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Critic Reviews for Kepler's Dream

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Thankfully devoid of the fantasy elements endemic to so many cinematic versions of YA novels, Kepler's Dream proves a modest but diverting family film charmer.

Dec 4, 2017 | Full Review…

There's plenty of intrigue on the New Mexico ranch our heroine is shunted off to in "Kepler's Dream," but little suspense is wrung from it in this tepid family drama adapted from a well-reviewed YA novel by Juliet Bell.

Dec 1, 2017 | Full Review…
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This family-friendly drama may be inspired by a 17th-century book of the same name by the visionary astronomer, but the movie "Kepler's Dream" lacks imagination.

Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Kepler's Dream is a study in family dynamics that's sweet without being too saccharine.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

As the story progresses, the dramatic elements become quietly gripping, even with the absence of suspense or genuine surprises

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sweet family drama has heart and positive messages.

Dec 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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