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Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper star in My Date with Drew director Jon Gunn's heart-wrenching tale of a recently released ex-con who uses a legal loophole to locate his son, who was adopted by an upper-crust family shortly after his father was incarcerated. When Rip Porter (Pepper) went to prison, his wife, Wendy (Sorvino), couldn't handle the responsibilities of being a single parent. Wanting the best for her newborn son, Joey, she put the boy up for adoption. Adopted by Jack (Cole Hauser) and Molly Campbell (Kate Levering), Joey now enjoys an idyllic life with his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Riveting, powerful and genuinely heartfelt. Mira Sorvino deserves an Oscar for her raw, brave and captivating performance."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A character-driven adoption drama blessed by compelling performances by a talented ensemble topped by Barry Pepper and Mira Sorvino."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"An earnest and well-acted, if occasionally flat, drama about what it means to be a parent."
‑ Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Like Dandelion Dust is the type of sobering family drama that could have turned out sappy and cliched. It didn't."
‑ Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
"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."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode has more logic and reality to it"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Barry Pepper gives an award worthy performance in this film about an adoptive parent's worst nightmare"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Like Dandelion Dust explores, in a captivating and powerful way, the truth that love's ultimate expression is sacrifice."
‑ Carolyn Arends, Christianity Today
"A well-acted drama with a compelling plot: You'll definitely want to see what happens at the end."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
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