COME AWAY HOME (World-Wide Release USA 2004)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

Come Away Home lacks depth in story, but makes its point well. The movie needs timing and pacing. Its rocky start smooths after the female lead settles into the real guts of the story and then the film follows to its natural, predictable conclusion. Richard Gibson (Dharma and Greg), Martin Mull, Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Jordan-Clair Green (School of Rock), and Paul Dooley (200+ professional credits) create a movie that is okay, almost borders on a message movie, but finally delivers an overall better than average entertainment piece. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young girl reconnects with a grandfather and gains appreciation for a much different lifestyle. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Doug McKeon for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Gregg Russell and Robert Slane for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Annie Lamm (Jordan-Claire Green),  Holly (Macey Cruthird), Jason (Will Denton), Carol Lamm (Lea Thompson), Gary Lamm (Thomas Gibson), Grandpa Donald Brooks (Paul Dooley), Barney Green (Martin Mull), Woodsy Warner (Doug McKeon), Ashley Green (Kristen Rentort), Chris (Asher Monroe), Chris’ Brother (Michael Rae), Sonya Warfield (Sonya Eddy), Sheriff Steve Jantz (David Keith), Bearded Man (Gregg Russell), and Doug (Jimmy Walsh). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The movie serves the young audience as an afternoon watch. 

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