Desires of the Heart

Theatrical Release: August 9, 2010
DVD Release: May 4, 2010
Desires of the Heart


Twin brothers Ethan and Jack seem to be in constant competition with one another…each seeking favoritism from their father, Ike. Both desire the family business, The Abrams Group, and a precious family heirloom. Ethan, athletic and charismatic, always seems to get his way. Jack is both studious and responsible, but has to work hard for his accomplishments. When Ike is stricken with cancer, he must confirm once and for all which child will inherit his legacy. An irreversible decision is made by their mother that damages the very fabric of their family. Ethan finds he must confront the choices of the past and hurt and anger that poison his spirit. If he succeeds, he will discover the power that forgiveness holds..only time will tell.

Dove Review

This inspiring story is an allegory of Jacob and Esau’s story from the Bible. Set in modern time, it tells of twin brothers that both want their father’s affection and love. One son, Ethan, is like his father when it comes to sports and has great athletic abilities while the other, Jack, is more of the book type. So when their Dad becomes ill, their Mom takes things into her own hands and changes his will which has an effect on everyone’s lives.

This is a faith influenced story about how the choices people make affect themselves along with the others around them and the power of forgiveness. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: A couple hugs each other.
Language: God used in reverence.
Violence: None
Drugs: Hospital scene.
Nudity: None
Other: Death of a father from cancer; young man dies - assumed suicide; discussion regarding the loss of young woman's parents in accident caused by a drunk driver; woman lies to lawyer and sons; young man yells at mother during a funeral.


Company: R-Squared Productions
Writer: Rodney Ray, Story by: Christy A. Watson
Director: Rodney Ray
Producer: Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, R-Squared Productions
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 45 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe