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Still shot from the movie: Like Dandelion Dust.

Like Dandelion Dust

Jack and Molly Campbell (Cole Hauser and Kate Levering) find their whole world turned upside-down when they receive word that they must return their six-year-old, adopted son Joey (Maxwell Perry Cotton) to his birth parents (Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 24 Sep 2010
Video Release: 25 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Like Dandelion Dust Rated PG-13?


Violence: Police arrest a man, force him to the ground and handcuff him. A battered woman is shown with various injuries and bruises. A dog bites a man’s face. Angry characters argue, threaten and try to bribe one another. A scuffle turns into fist fighting, groin kicks and facial blows. A woman and child are threatened, as well as verbally and physically abused, which results in fear, bruises and facial injuries. Security guards pull guns on characters.

Sexual Content: A married couple cuddles on a bed (the man has an open shirt). A mild sexual insult is heard.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is shown intoxicated on several occasions, and alcoholism is discussed. A character drinks from a bottle. Characters smoke. Social drinking is depicted at home and in a bar.

Other: Adoption is frequently discussed. A child cries when separated from his parents. Characters both consider and do break the law. A religious character is depicted as judgmental.

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