Kid reviews for Like Dandelion Dust

Common Sense says

Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written bykk2017 July 21, 2012

AWESOME!!!!!!

This is acceptable for kids 7 and up! It is a really good movie.

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written bystripesanddots April 30, 2011

Great Movie for Mature Teens

While this movie was good and has great messages and an interesting storyline, it was extremely intense. One of the main characters is an alcoholic and is abusive. In the beginning of the movie, an entire table is filled with bottles of alcohol and one of the other main characters is badly injured from spousal abuse. The alcoholic character spends time in jail and seems to have changed, until he is later seen drinking again and abusing his wife again. He also hurts and scares his biological son, but it seems unintentional. There is one violent scene involving abuse which frightened me a little. In another scene, two men get into a fairly violent fight. On the other hand, the other main characters are good people who are fighting to keep their adopted son and the movie has on overall powerful, inspiring message. While I recommend this movie, I only do so for mature teens who can handle the violence and alcohol.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Kid, 12 years old April 20, 2011

Perfect!

I do not agree with Common Sense at all! They say it's "on" for 17+? Yes, it has drinking, but the movie has a touching and inspirational message.

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Positive Messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byPea789 April 16, 2011

A great movie for younger teens and older

I love this movie! It's very sad, but it is a perfect movie to watch with friends. Nothing bad in it. A man has anger problems and abuses his wife in one scene, but no one gets seriously hurt and there's no blood. The ending is great.

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Violence & scariness
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheSuperman765 April 6, 2011

i rate this title IFFY for ages 13+

The good stuff * Messages: The movie's message is that the truest form of parental love is putting your child's welfare above your self interest. Also, recovery and rehabilitation from substance abuse isn't an easy process and takes determination, faith, and patience. And there are often setbacks, which require renewed efforts on the part of an abuser and their family. * Role models: Two of the four parental figures in this film are caring, well-adjusted, and responsible most of the time. Another is loving, but inexperienced and ignorant of the full-range of commitment necessary. The fourth is an alcoholic whose problems overpower his desire to be a good parent. All of them come face-to-face with their limitations and ultimately are able to do the right thing for their child. The social services agency of the local government is portrayed as efficient, sensitive and having the best interests of the families at heart. What to watch out for * Violence: A leading character's injuries from spousal abuse are revealed after an attack. A brief tussle between two men results in a fall and facial injuries. A father roughly squeezes the arms of a 6-year-old boy during a heated argument. The same man shatters a mirror with his fist and reaches out to hit his wife as a scene ends. * Sex: Not an issue. * Language: "Pee," "butt." * Consumerism: Apple computer logo is visible. * Drinking, drugs, & smoking: Alcohol abuse and recovery are major story points. The alcoholic at the heart of this film can't maintain his sobriety and drinks heavily in several scenes. He also smokes throughout. Other characters drink wine in social settings.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 6, 2011

drinkin' drama is very passionate

i can't believe how much drinking there was in this movie!

This title contains:

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking