Sunny returns home to Texas from a washed-up Hollywood career and is unexpectedly asked to care for her niece, Cotton. Cotton, a 4th-grade girl full of optimism and faith in Jesus, has recently lost her mother to an aggressive battle with cancer. Between mourning death, unforgiven mistakes, and the missed chance at a singing career, Sunny must settle into her hometown and face everything she has spent years running from.
Meanwhile, Sunny’s local ex-boyfriend, a roughhousing alcoholic, continues to give her grief, but when an unexpected stranger–who paints postcards and sings to his pet horse–comes along, she finds hope in healing from her past.
Cotton’s faith in Jesus is seen as she quotes scripture and remains an integral part of the film’s integrity. Themes of friendship and forgiveness play out too. However, these positive Faith and Integrity elements are quickly muted by crude, sexual language, consistent on-screen liquor, and the lighthearted acceptance of hooking up and getting wasted.
Unfortunately, these negative elements aren’t appropriate for most audiences. Due to the harsh, crude features, Watercolor Postcards is Not Dove-approved.
The Dove Take
Watercolor Postcards offers friendship and forgiveness, but crude language and substance abuse are prevalent themes.