Family Tree

Theatrical Release: April 21, 2000
DVD Release: August 15, 2000
Family Tree
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Synopsis

Henry Musser (Robert Forster), a small-town developer, convinces a plastics company to open a factory in his community. The last factory closed two years before, leaving most of the townsfolk unemployed. Henry’s shrewd thinking will bring new jobs and new life to the gentle community. There is just one little problem. His son doesn’t want the new company to chop down his favorite oak tree. The 9-year-old stands up for what he feels is right, after being taught, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for.” The tree has a sentimental value for many of the local residents and soon our young hero is not alone in his David vs. Goliath battle.

Dove Review

“Family Tree” is a delightful rarity – a G-rated family film with positive messages and a happy ending. Probably best suited for television, it has weaknesses that glare at viewers from the huge screen. Still, it has some nice moments and is one parents can take the little ones to. By supporting such a film, we send the following message to Hollywood: “Yes, we will attend G-rated movies if you make them!”

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: For God’s sake-1, but not meant as profanity; a few expletives.
Violence: None
Drugs: Beer and wine are shown, but there is no drunkenness.
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Warner Vision Films
Director: Duane Clark
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: G
Starring: Robert Forster, Naomi Judd, Andy Lawrence, Matt Lawrence, Cliff Robertson.
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright