Closer to Home

DVD Release: August 1, 2016
Closer to Home


The touching story of a foster care recipient with a burning need to “pay it forward.” Through her confusion and pain, she sets out to provide every child with the protection that she didn’t have. After she has proven to the world that the children she’s given charge over will not end up as another causality of the system, she ultimately discovers the true purpose for her own life.

Dove Review

“Closer to Home” will hit home with a lot of families. It’s about a dedicated social worker named Faith (Cecilie Hughes) who helps various families with problems, including a young man accused of being involved in a robbery, an old friend whose husband abused her, and a young woman whose daughter takes drugs that her mother’s boyfriend left on the table. Faith is determined to help those in need.

In the story, a detective named Calvin (Michael Simpson) falls for Faith. Despite her resistance to him, she begins to realize he is a good man and that he truly cares for her. Due to a few sophisticated themes, including a drug overdose, we are awarding this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus. Faith is a woman who prays, and even when she struggles with her faith, God is always present in her life. The movie demonstrates that faith helps a person move forward.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: OMG-6; For G's Sake-1; "Swear to G"-1; Butt-1; Shut your mouth-2; Wimp (in jest)-1; Woman says, "I hate her," referring to her mother, who gave her away as a child.
Violence: A woman talks about spousal abuse and how her husband nearly beat her to death; a mild accident, as a man bumps into a lady's truck.
Drugs: A couple of bar scenes, but women drink coffee; a woman brings alcohol home when she is depressed, but she doesn't drink it; a girl is taken to the emergency room after she tries some drugs her mother's boyfriend left out, but she ends up being okay and the mother kicks the boyfriend out of the house; comment that a mother had a drinking problem and hit her daughter a few times, but she promises to quit and get rehab; a woman takes prescription medicine.
Nudity: Cleavage in a few scenes.
Other: Death and grief; tension between characters; a detective yells at a kid; a woman kids her friend and says, "Come to the light -- there is peace in the light"; a woman tells her son to act mentally impaired so she can collect a benefit check, but the boy tells the truth.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Trina Brown
Director: Trina Brown
Producer: Trina Brown
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Cecilie Hughes, Jemma Evans, Michael Simpson, Dominyck McCargo
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter