Wildflower

DVD Release: June 7, 2005
Wildflower
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Synopsis

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Dove Review

“Wildflower” is a movie that shows the importance of compassion when a 12-year-old girl named Ellie Perkins (Reese Witherspoon) befriends Alice Guthrie (Patricia Arquette), a deaf girl who is locked away in a shed by her stepfather and mother. The stepfather is a bit crazy but thinks Alice is possessed. Jack Perkins (Beau Bridges) falls in love with Alice and helps Ellie take care of her.

When Jack reads a poem to Alice, she is able to memorize it because she can read lips. So Ellie convinces her grandmother to tutor Alice. This nicely acted movie features themes of perseverance, compassion, and love. The storyline shows what a difference determination can make!

Content Description

Sex: A few couples kiss in several scenes; a young man kisses a young woman and fondles her but eventually stops.
Language: G-4; H-6 (this includes a "the H with all of you" which is said like "I don't care what you do"; D-3 (One of these is used in name calling, "d*mn cow"); shut up-1; stupid-2; a possible utterance of "sh*t".
Violence: Man strikes woman; woman is manhandled in several scenes; woman's daughter is hit repeatedly, and there is blood shown; man shoots at girl but misses her.
Drugs: A few scenes of drinking.
Nudity: A girl in t-shirt and panties seen swimming; a girl's back is seen as she is swimming nude.
Other: A woman is held captive; a girl is frightened of a possum; deaf girl experiences pain; deaf girl is kept in shed by her parents; several scenes of spitting; a girl has a seizure.

Info

Company: Lionsgate
Director: Diane Keaton
Producer: Carroll Newman
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter