Like Dandelion Dust
Like Dandelion Dust (2010)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Robert Koehler

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.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode has more logic and reality to it

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.

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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation.

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Latoya Newman
Independent Online (South Africa)

One of the most compelling watches on the big screen so far this year.

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Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An earnest and well-acted, if occasionally flat, drama about what it means to be a parent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
"LIKE DANDELION DUST" is an emotive family drama that could have easily been renamed "The Underrated Actor's Club." Barry Pepper, Mira… More
Cynthia S.
Oh my goodness. This was such a wonderful movie! A perfect gem. Amazing portrayals by ALL actors; totally believable, absorbing plot; interesting, adult… More
familiar stranger
An emotional drama which neither has enough emotional moments nor comic situations (the humor quotient which is generally present in this kind of film). An… More
Alice Shen
I was excited to see a limited release at my mainstream movie theatre, but this burning ember is a bit too indie, a bit too emotionally-manipulative. I swear,… More
Cast: Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Kate Levering, Maxwell Perry Cotton, L. Scott Caldwell, Abby Brammell, Kirk B.R. Woller, Brett Rice, Brooke Bryan… More
Erin Collins
Heartbreaking. I can't imagine being in the position of either woman.

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