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Like Dandelion Dust

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.

Movie PG-13 2010 100 minutes
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LIKE DANDELION DUST is a film made with integrity, strong performances from the players, and an effort to avoid the cliches and treacly melodrama often associated with movies of this genre. It's even-handed through at least two-thirds of the story, until the filmmakers "stack the deck" somewhat so that one family or the other can end up with Joey. Though made by a Christian production company and based on a novel by a well-known Christian author, the film stresses the human and societal implications of the dilemma and its resolution rather than the religious.

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