Banner 4th of July

DVD Release: June 10, 2014
Banner 4th of July


In their late teens and early 20s, the Banner siblings–Mitchell, Desiree and Danny–made it big as a rock group. But at the height of their fame, Desiree decided to leave the group and everything fell apart. Now, fifteen years later, their mother has a plan to bring the group back together and heal her family. But will the siblings be able to put aside their differences and reunite, or will they remain estranged forever?

Dove Review

Estranged siblings Danny, Mitchell and Desiree Banner have barely spoken to one another for 15 years, much less been under the same roof. Years earlier the Banners had made it big as a rock band, but fame, fortune and the trappings of success came with a price. When Desiree decided to leave the group at the pinnacle of their fame to pursue a solo career, walls were built between them.

Years later they are forced to face the past and each other when they receive news that their mother has suffered a heart attack. Each of them decides to return to the small town where they grew up and come to her aid. Upon arrival, they soon find that their dear, sweet mother, the mayor of the town, has more on her plate and up her sleeve than just a heart attack. The town is ready to celebrate its 50th annual 4th of July celebration, but unknown to most, the town is facing impending bankruptcy.

Danny, Mitchell and Desiree struggle to reconcile their pasts as they work to move forward with healing their family. Each carry baggage from the past, and several are not sure they want to start anew. The process to return the Banner family to wholeness through love, second chances, and unselfish choices is not an easy one. While the family wrestles to make sense of their pain, they begin to see that some things must be laid to rest if there is any chance for restoration. They find that being right is not always the most important thing. This film is a delightful story of one family’s journey of love and forgiveness, and a community’s need for hope. We are pleased to award it the Dove Family Approved Seal for viewers of all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Lying with consequences; marital separation.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Don McBrearty
Producer: Steve Solomos
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens