“Like Dandelion Dust” DVD Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 16, 2011
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I recently watched Like Dandelion Dust, starring Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), and Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious).  This is a compelling drama about the intertwined lives of two families and the struggles of parenthood.  The film is based on the novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, Karen Kingsbury.  The DVD is set to hit shelves on January 25th, retailing for $22.98.

SYNOPSIS:

Like Dandelion Dust is the first feature film created from a novel by Karen Kingsbury, America’s #1 inspirational author.  With more than 20 million copies of her 50-plus award-winning books in print, nine of which hit #1 on national best-selling lists, Karen’s novels have long attracted film and television producers.

Like Dandelion Dust is a compelling drama about the intertwined lives of two families and the struggles of parenthood.  Joey has had a picture-perfect life with the privileged Campbell family until the day they receive a startling phone call telling them that Joey’s birth parents want him back.  Now a judge’s decision could tear him away from the only home he has ever known.  Each character will be tested as one family fights to keep the son they love and the other to begin a new life.

Exploring the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty and realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar Porter’s and the well-to-do Campbell’s, the lives of the two families intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy.  Joey’s future hangs in the balance as issues of parenthood and class warfare play out.  Someone must make the bravest decision of his/her life; showing that sometimes the greatest love is letting go.  Through critically acclaimed acting performances, this film bravely exposes the humanity in each character, reminding the viewer that people in all walks of life have the potential to be the best and worst versions of themselves at any time.  Hard life issues such as domestic and alcohol abuse affect families, crossing generations and ethnic boundaries, as the film hits a core place, deep in the heart of audiences everywhere.

Like Dandelion Dust is already the recipient of more than 30 national and international film festival awards, including:

• Las Vegas Film Festival (Audience Award for Best Feature, Grand Jury    Best Feature, Best Actor for Barry Pepper)

• Heartland Film Festival (Audience Choice for Best Dramatic Feature)

• Vail Film Festival (Audience Choice for Best Feature)

• Sedona International Film Festival (Best Feature Jury Award)

• San Diego Film Festival (Best Actress for Mira Sorvino)

• Cinema City International Film Festival (Best Feature Jury Award)

• Deauville American Film Festival (Official Selection)

• Palm Springs International Film Festival (Best of the Fest)

LIKE DANDELION DUST 1-Disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.98. Prebook is December 29, 2010.

Like Dandelion Dust DVD Special Features: (Catalog # 2270139)

• Like Dandelion Dust Comes To Life

– Interviews with author Karen Kingsbury and producers

• Karen Kingsbury: Adoption Story

– Interview with Karen Kingsbury about the adoption of her three sons

• Kevin Downes: Adoption Story

– Interview with producer Kevin Downes about the adoption of his son

• Deleted and Extended Scenes

LIKE DANDELION DUST 1-Disc DVD (Catalog # 2270139)
Street Date: January 25, 2011
Pre-book Date: December 29, 2010
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English and Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG 13
Total Run Time: 100 Minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

MY THOUGHTS

This was an emotionally moving story and left me in tears.  Be prepared with a box of tissues when you watch Like Dandelion Dust.  The entire cast did an amazing job.  Thank you to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for the chance to review this DVD.

GIVEAWAY

3 lucky readers will win a copy of Like Dandelion Dust on DVD!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment if you’ve ever blown on a dandelion and made a wish as the petals blew away!

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, January 24th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a screener of “Like Dandelion Dust” from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

149 Responses to ““Like Dandelion Dust” DVD Giveaway”

  1. Julianna R says:

    I have for sure blown on a dandelion and made a wish! tons of times.

  2. Robin says:

    I’ve blown on a dandelion and made a wish as the petals blew away — and now I am blessed with a beautiful baby girl.

  3. Robin says:

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    I subscribe to your blog

  6. I have definitely blown on a dandelion but I don’t remember making wishes.

  7. I’m a facebook fan of The Mommy Files

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  9. I subscribe to your blog too.

  10. Ashley s says:

    Im34 and still blow on dandelions!

  11. Ashley s says:

    Email subscriber

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  13. debbie says:

    I used to do that all the time when I was a little girl.
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    I am a email subscriber.
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  15. debbie says:

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  16. Jackie says:

    We always blew on dandelions and made wishws as the petals blew away when we were kids. I also taught my children to do the same when they were young and we were out playing.
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  17. Jackie says:

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  20. carrie ovard says:

    When I was a kid I loved to blow on dandelions.

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  23. shelly says:

    I used to blow on dandelions and make wishes when I was a kid. I also did this with my son when he was little.

  24. shelly says:

    I follow you on twitter @atticgirl76

  25. shelly says:

    I’m a facebook fan

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  29. Pattie Ochoa says:

    Absolutely…my kids and I love blowing dandelions!

  30. Donel Payne says:

    I have never blown on a dandelion. I don’t think they are here in Arizona

  31. Donel Payne says:

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  32. Steph S says:

    We used to blow the dandelions and then use the stems to make chains.

  33. Steph S says:

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  34. Steph S says:

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  37. Marci says:

    Many times in my life have I blown on a dandelion and made wishes!

  38. Marci says:

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  42. Linda Kish says:

    We always called them wishers and blew on them after making our wishes. Boy, was I surprised when I found out they were weeds and we were actually spreading them. I still hate to get rid of them, but I do.

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  44. nan says:

    i have made a wish
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  47. DeeAnn S says:

    I’ve done this many times as a kid. And my kids did too. Alas, none of my wishes ever came true. I guess I was asking too much from the powers that be!

  48. DeeAnn S says:

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  49. Nicole C. says:

    Yes, I have, and I still do lol!

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  52. Melissa P says:

    I used to blow dandelions and make wishes as a child.

  53. Melissa P says:

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  54. Melissa P says:

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  56. Patti Hess says:

    Yes, I made a wish on Dandelion Dust and watched it float away…I also had one shoved in my mouth…my sister told me to close my eyes, I did, then she said “Open wide”, I did, then she said close them and well, she shoved one of these in my mouth and as I was spitting them out I was also wishing that she would get into trouble lol (She did too lol) I was very young btw….

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  60. Rachel D. says:

    I ALWAYS blow dandelions and make wishes…and several have come true! =)

  61. Rachel D. says:

    I follow you on Twitter

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  63. Rachel D. says:

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  65. Angie B. says:

    I used to blow on dandelion and make wishes all the time when I was a kid.

  66. Angie B. says:

    Follow you on Twitter @theladya

  67. Angie B. says:

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  68. Anita says:

    I’ve blown on a dandelion, but not sure if I ever made a wish on it. 🙂

  69. Jennifer B says:

    I have many times blown dandelions and wished as petals blew away
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  73. mrsshukra says:

    Never blown on a dandelion!

  74. mrsshukra says:

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  76. mrsshukra says:

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  82. Daniel M says:

    nope

  83. Deb K says:

    I’ve blown on dandelions and made wishes more times than I can count!

  84. Deb K says:

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  85. Deb K says:

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  86. Jill Myrick says:

    Yes as a child I use to blow on a dandelion and make a wish often.
    I even showed my children how.

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  91. CherylS22 says:

    I’ve blown on dandelions but I’ve never made a wish!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. CherylS22 says:

    FB fan of The Mommy-Files

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  95. Kari says:

    I have always been the kind of person that blows on dandelions and makes wishes:o)

  96. Kari says:

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  98. Jenn Elliott says:

    I have blown out many a dandelion!

  99. Kimberly says:

    I remember fondly as a child blowing on Dandelions. I can’t remember the last time I saw one?

  100. Kimberly says:

    I follow via email. Thank you.

  101. Kimberly says:

    I follow The Mommy Files on GFC

  102. monte says:

    I’ve blown on dandelions and made many wishes

  103. Erica C. says:

    I’ve never done that…I never knew that was something to do!

  104. Amanda S. says:

    I’ve wished on more dandelions than I can count! 🙂

  105. Amanda S. says:

    I’m a gfc follower

  106. shawna says:

    I have many times!!

  107. tallcapp says:

    I blew on all the dandelions I saw as a child and made wishes. (Of course I also made more dandelions by dispersing the seeds!)/

  108. Julianna R says:

    google connect friend

  109. Marc says:

    I’ve never blown on a dandelion and made a wish as the petals blew away…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  110. Ed Nemmers says:

    I have not done this.

  111. skylar says:

    Yes when I was a child many many yrs ago

  112. skylar says:

    I follow you on twitter

  113. skylar says:

    I’m subscribed

  114. susan smoaks says:

    i have blown a dandelion but i haven’t ever made a wish while doing it

  115. Robyn says:

    My favorite memory of blowing dandelions was with my son, then 11 months. It was the first time he had blown them. To see his joy and excitement in something so simple…..I couldn’t have wished for anything better, at that moment.

  116. Sand says:

    I have blown on many dandelions!

  117. Veronica Garrett says:

    I’ve blown on dandelions but never made a wish on them.

  118. Charlene Kuser says:

    When I was a kid I would blow on a dandelion and make a wish

  119. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  120. Charlene Kuser says:

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