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Where Hope Grows (2015)

Where Hope Grows (2015)

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Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person - Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder as he begins to experience the world through Produce's eyes. Faith, work, purpose and most importantly family, blossom into Calvin's life as their friendship develops. The unlikely pair becomes intertwined giving Calvin's life new meaning and purpose, but unfortunately leads to tragedy due to single decision echoed from Calvin's past.

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Cast

Kristoffer Polaha
as Calvin Campbell
William Zabka
as Milton Malcolm
Brooke Burns
as Amy Boone
McKaley Miller
as Katie Campbell
Alan Powell
as Franklin Weaver
Danica McKellar
as Susan Malcolm
Kerr Smith
as Mitch Minniear
J. Teddy Garces
as Doctor Jones
Sonya Thaper
as Nurse Meera
Michelle Fine
as Nurse Kristen
John A. Calhoun
as Mr. Jenkins
J. Michael Breaux
as Pastor Breaux
Phil Russell
as Police Officer
Laura L. Parris
as Surgical Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Where Hope Grows

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Director Chris Dowling should have taken another swing at his script for the sake of clarity and dimension before cameras rolled.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Not to be flip, but "Where Hope Grows" has the potential to be a decent inspirational film until God shows up.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Like most if not all faith-based entertainments, "Where Hope Grows" embraces the idea that God works in mysterious ways. But it also insists that God helps only those who help themselves.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…
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"Where Hope Grows" wears its heart on its sleeve, hawking its message of salvation through faith to anyone who's in the market for cheesy uplift and saccharine sentiment.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Writer-director Chris Dowling handles [the] worrisome premise with a more even hand than this genre's ill-advised predecessors ...

May 12, 2015 | Full Review…

DeSanctis is a force of nature, and for the most part this is less of a Bible thumper than a Bible tapper, but it gets downright shameless in the third act.

May 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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