What do you do when you when you might lose what you love the most?
From the New York Times Best Selling Author, Karen Kingsbury, “Like Dandelion Dust” is a DVD where two families have to fight for what they love. It addresses unexpected events in life that give example to how people find themselves turning into something that they never thought they would be. It shows how the desires of the flesh can sometimes interfere with doing what is right.
Like Dandelion Dust is a story of two couples who have two completely different lives. One family, incredibly wealthy, the other relatively poor. The one, happy in their marriage, the other, dealing with abuse driven by alcoholism. But what these two couples have in common is their unwavering love for a young boy.
This young boy Joey has the hearts of both couples, but life and the law make each of the couples lives torn as they struggle to deal with an unexpected circumstance. Wendy Porter, played by Academy Award winner Miro Sorvino and her husband Rip Porter, played by Barry Pepper, decide that they want their son back, whom Wendy had given up for adoption seven years ago.This interrupts the “perfect” life that Joey had been living with, with his adopted family, and his adopted parents have no idea what to do. The law has their hands tied and they watch in hurt and in anger as the boy they call their son is taken to complete strangers- strangers with tough history.
Like Dandelion Dust covers life issues in the lives of these couples, yet it maintains to be a movie with moral parameters. It was satisfying to watch a movie that I could be so emotionally attached to without the interference of swearing or any unnecessary inappropriate behavior. The characters were raw characters whose sin and struggle were easy to identify with, allowing the viewer to see that life does not always go as planned.
Like Dandelion Dust is a DVD that shows what lengths a person is willing to go through for the love of a young boy they call their own.
Winner of the Audience Choice Award, Best Feature: Sonoma International Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival and Stony Brook Film Festival.