The Whisper Home

DVD Release: June 11, 2010
The Whisper Home


Three years after Dave Patterson left home with his father’s money, he returns penniless to a forgiving family who are ready to welcome him back, except for his brother, Stephen.

“The Whisper Home” is a peek inside a normal family dealing with the complexities of family relationships and sibling rivalry. A modern-day Prodigal Son story

Dove Review

This is a contemporary prodigal son story and pretty well done. Dave Patterson took his inheritance money early from his father, a physician, and squandered it, becoming involved with the wrong people, particularly a drug dealer. When he is finally released from prison after three years he heads home to his forgiving family, his mom and dad. However, his older brother Stephen, a teacher at a Christian school, and a candidate for State Representative, won’t forgive him for his past and for hurting their parents. But when the truth comes out, it is more than that alone which is keeping Stephen from holding unforgiveness toward Dave.

When a perilous situation occurs, Stephen must face the issue head on. Can he truly forgive Dave? This is a nice, quality story and one which many families will enjoy. The movie includes some humor, including a scene in which a man says he used to read the book of Chronicles to his wife and, due to all the “begats” in it, she could go right to sleep if she were dealing with insomnia! Due to a few sophisticated events in the film, we are recommending this movie for ages twelve plus and we are pleased to award it our Dove Seal as a family-friendly film. It is a nice story of finding it in one’s heart to forgive.

Content Description

Sex: Husband and wife kiss a couple of times.
Language: Butt-1
Violence: A man has a dream that someone calls him a junkie and pulls a knife on him; a man is grabbed and repeatedly kicked and winds up in critical care in the hospital.
Drugs: A man previously used heroin and it is mentioned; a man is angry that he was turned in for being a drug dealer.
Nudity: None
Other: Man is seen vomiting as he attempts to get off drugs; a man tells his brother he wishes he would leave and that the family is better off without him; a man does not want to forgive his brother.


Company: Gravity Films LLC
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter