All Roads Lead Home

2008 PG 1h 48m DVD

All Roads Lead Home

2008 PG 1h 48m DVD
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Following a tragic automobile accident that claims her mother's life, rebellious 12-year-old, Belle Lawlor, is sent to live with her cantankerous grandfather on his ranch in this heartwarming family tale inspired by a true story.
Peter Coyote, Jason London, Peter Boyle, Vivien Cardone, Vanessa Branch, Evan Parke, April Bowlby, Walter Coppage, Allan Kayser, Bruce Heinrich, Patton Oswalt
Dennis Fallon
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the heroine's mother is killed (off screen) in a bad car accident in which the girl is a passenger. The girl becomes withdrawn and is sent to live with an apparently alcoholic grandfather because she can no longer stand her well-meaning, kind father. The movie confronts the idea of animal euthanasia repeatedly, with subplots of tainted animal feed, puppies consigned to drowning due to bad bloodlines, and a surreptitious no-kill animal shelter. A child releases all the dogs in a shelter, and as a consequence one is hit by a car while another inflicts a bite on a human.

Sexual Content

Long-term flirtation between two adult characters obviously meant to be together culminates only in handholding and a sweet kiss or two.


None shown graphically, but allusions to car crashes, dog autopsies, a dog attack, and drowning unwanted puppies.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Messages both against animal euthanasia and for merciful human euthanasia; conflicting discussions of the role of farm animals. A girl and her grandpa, both suffering the loss of the girl's mother, come together to comfort each other, boxing out the girl's father in the process (though, to be fair, he doesn't seem to mind.)


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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