Academy Award® Winner “Mira Sorvino* is amazing” and Golden Globe® nominee “Barry Pepper is stunning” (Film Threat) in this emotionally gripping drama. Sorvino and Pepper star as Wendy and Rip Porter, a working-class couple fighting to regain custody of Joey — the young son Wendy gave up for adoption when Rip went to prison seven years earlier. But Joey’s adoptive parents will stop at nothing to ensure that the small boy stays in the only home he’s ever known. From a screenplay by Academy Award® Nominee Stephen J. Rivele** and Michael Lachance, and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust is a “powerful story” with “a powerful cast...don’t miss it.” (ABC-TV)
**Like Dandelion Dust Comes to Life
**Deleted Scenes and Extended Scenes
**Deleted scenes commentary by Jon Gunn
**Karen Kingsbury: Adoption Story
**Kevin Downes: Adoption Story
Cast & Crew
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.
Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation.
Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.
For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.