One night changed them forever. Twenty years later, a night will change them again. Pearl Diver is the story of two sisters, how they are haunted by the twenty-year-old murder of their mother, and what happens when a farming accident rips away the layers of secrecy and buried trauma surrounding that night.
“Pearl Diver” has some good moments, but it is a bit depressing to watch in parts. Two young girls are home alone with their mother when some thieves break in, searching for a valuable necklace. They have actually gone to the wrong house. The mother is violently killed and the young girls grow up into women who handle the scars of that terrible moment differently from one another.
Marian mothers a daughter named Rebecca who is seriously wounded in a farm accident, and several surgeries will be required to restore her face. There is a nice scene in the film in which a group from Marian’s church pray in the hospital at Rebecca’s bed. Marian’s sister, Hannah, has written a book about that terrible night when the sisters lost their mother to violence. Marian believes the book dishonors the memory of their mother, and Hannah believes the story needs to be told, “so something good can come of that terrible night.” The title of this video is explained in the film and it is done so in an interesting manner. There are some neat little turns which the plot takes as well. Unfortunately, there are two utterances of the Lord’s name in vain, the second time during a flashback of the first time it is used, and therefore Dove cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film as a family-friendly picture.