The touching story of a foster care recipient with a burning need to “pay it forward.” Through her confusion and pain, she sets out to provide every child with the protection that she didn’t have. After she has proven to the world that the children she’s given charge over will not end up as another causality of the system, she ultimately discovers the true purpose for her own life.
“Closer to Home” will hit home with a lot of families. It’s about a dedicated social worker named Faith (Cecilie Hughes) who helps various families with problems, including a young man accused of being involved in a robbery, an old friend whose husband abused her, and a young woman whose daughter takes drugs that her mother’s boyfriend left on the table. Faith is determined to help those in need.
In the story, a detective named Calvin (Michael Simpson) falls for Faith. Despite her resistance to him, she begins to realize he is a good man and that he truly cares for her. Due to a few sophisticated themes, including a drug overdose, we are awarding this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus. Faith is a woman who prays, and even when she struggles with her faith, God is always present in her life. The movie demonstrates that faith helps a person move forward.