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
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.