Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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A young boy is torn away from his adoptive parents by his alcoholic, abusive birth parents.




  • Cole Hauser and Kate Levering in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Cole Hauser and Kate Levering in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Barry Pepper in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Mira Sorvino in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Barry Pepper and Cole Hauser in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
  • Barry Pepper and Cole Hauser in Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

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16 September 2012 | MattyGibbs
| Gritty but very moving drama
A relatively low budget but extremely good drama. This could have turned into a standard melodrama but is elevated far beyond this by an intelligent and believable script.

The real stars though are the actors who are all terrific. Barry Pepper has always been a favourite of mine and he excels himself in this role but there are no weak links in this film. A special mention must go to the actor playing the little boy, Maxwell Perry Cotton who is utterly convincing as the frightened and confused little boy. It was one of the best performances from a young actor I have ever seen.

The film does flag a little towards the end but finishes on an emotional high. I rarely watch films twice in a short period of time but I did with this one and enjoyed it just as much second time round. Recommended.

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Release Date:

24 September 2010



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Florida, USA

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,960 26 September 2010

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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