All Roads lead Home is an award-winning drama for the entire family that will make you laugh and cry. Bell (Vivien Cardone), an animal loving 12 year old, becomes sullen and withdrawn after her mother s death in an automob... more »ile accident. Rebelling against her father (Jason London), she is sent to live at the horse ranch of her gruff maternal grandfather (Peter Coyote). With the help of the animals, Belle s work on the farm transforms the entire family. Life and death take on new meaning as the family makes some tough choices involving compassion, trust, and letting go of the past in order to find hope in the future.
Marita P. (MPMP) from CAPE CHARLES, VA Reviewed on 6/22/2013...
I believed the reviews here, but was disappointed with this DVD. I was going to buy this for my nieces, but it wouldn't hold their interest at all. Unfortunately, this movie is slow, the plot is inane, the acting is mediocre, and the girl doesn't even get to the farm until1/3 of the way through the movie. I forced my self to watch the first 7 minutes, then fast-forwarded through the rest of the film, hoping it would get better. It didn't.
Nice Family Movie
Kit Miller | PA | 12/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was a nice movie about family life and growing up, nothing indecent and no bad language that I can recall picking up on. I purchased this movie as a gift for someone that is a real animal lover. I know some people in other reviews worried about explaining euthanasia of the dogs to their children but I think it's something they need to know about and be aware that this really happens in this world and I feel this would be a good teaching moment for the child to learn that they can make a difference when they decide to stand up for something. I did think the acting was kinda weak for an adult viewer, these aren't major celebrities here, and yes maybe that of a made-for-tv movie, but that it was still well done and heartfelt. I felt it had a good storyline with a tear-jerking happy ending. I liked it."
Great Movie, Esp Since Based on True Story!
rc | USA | 04/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie for helping kids understand that animals are not to be mistreated, disposed of like old property, and to be valued and treated well. It also demonstrates that you can't be too young to become an animal advocate. I've volunteered at a local animal shelter for 7 years and wished I had an opportunity to start when I was much younger so I could have done much more to help animals. "
Truly a rarity...a great family film with a great message.
Steve Shannon | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
This movie is excellent. Having several friends with young children I hear all the time that there arent any family films that arent animated, and that they have a tough time finding live action films that the whole family can watch. This is one.
It has a great message behind it and is beautifully shot, beautifully acted. I'd recommend it to any one with kids or anyone wanting a film that will make them feel good afterwards."
A Must Buy Movie!!!!!
Michael Hiatt | Kansas City, MO | 02/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is truly inspiring and true. Yes, it had dark elements, but the elements are presented in a way that you can relate to in everyday life and great for the entire family. The movie was shot in Kansas City (which is in Missouri!) and hopefully this paves the way for more and more films to be created in this beautiful city. I travel a lot and you'd be surprised how many people believe the main Kansas City is actually in Kansas...there is a Kansas City, Kansas in actuality...but it's very, very small in comparison. How 'bout that...a little geographic lesson in a movie review. Much like many life lessons in this movie...buy it today!"