Home Fires Burning

DVD Release: December 1, 2009
Home Fires Burning


Three generations of the Tibbetts family, stubborn Grandfather Jake (Barnard Hughes), his wife Pastine (Sada Thompson), their soldier son Henry (Bill Pullman), daughter-in-law Francine (Elizabeth Berridge), and grandson Lonnie (Neil Patrick Harris), are torn apart by war, tragedies, relationships and the changing times. All must reconcile their differences when son Henry returns home from the war.

Dove Review

Set during WWII, this is a film about a family that has its differences. The Tibbetts are raising their 14-year-old grandson after an accident with their son and daughter-in law. Lonnie loves his grandparents but does not understand why his grandfather is so angry with his dad, a father who is now a soldier in the war.

Here is a story about those who are at home and how war affects everyone and not just the soldiers. It is also a story of love and the feelings between a father and a son. Relationships are hard to maintain in any family but this one has a lot of emotional upheaval that needs to be resolved so that the family can heal in more ways then one.

This is a tale of forgiveness, love and the effects of war. It is a very dramatic movie with an interesting storyline but unfortunately it contains content that puts it outside the Dove guidelines and it cannot receive our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kiss.
Language: D-11; H--11; Bull feathers used as a curse; Good Lord; Lord's sake; man is quoted as saying "I'll be D-----", Comment about kissing my horse's behind.
Violence: Young boy playing with a sword; man shoots a gun into the air; flashback war scenes and of car accident; man slaps grandson for sassing.
Drugs: Two men drinking whiskey in office; man and woman drinking in office; discussion regarding a man's drinking problem; flash back of drunk man driving which results in an accident.
Nudity: None
Other: Young boy sneaks on plane before it takes off; a young soldier is assumed dead; wrong soldier's casket is sent to family; disrespectful attitude from young boy toward grandfather; disagreements between father and son.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Writer: Robert Inman
Director: Glenn Jordan
Producer: Glenn Jordan
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe