Pearl Diver

DVD Release: April 29, 2008
Pearl Diver


One night changed them forever. Twenty years later, a night will change them again. Pearl Diver is the story of two sisters, how they are haunted by the twenty-year-old murder of their mother, and what happens when a farming accident rips away the layers of secrecy and buried trauma surrounding that night.

Dove Review

“Pearl Diver” has some good moments, but it is a bit depressing to watch in parts. Two young girls are home alone with their mother when some thieves break in, searching for a valuable necklace. They have actually gone to the wrong house. The mother is violently killed and the young girls grow up into women who handle the scars of that terrible moment differently from one another.

Marian mothers a daughter named Rebecca who is seriously wounded in a farm accident, and several surgeries will be required to restore her face. There is a nice scene in the film in which a group from Marian’s church pray in the hospital at Rebecca’s bed. Marian’s sister, Hannah, has written a book about that terrible night when the sisters lost their mother to violence. Marian believes the book dishonors the memory of their mother, and Hannah believes the story needs to be told, “so something good can come of that terrible night.” The title of this video is explained in the film and it is done so in an interesting manner. There are some neat little turns which the plot takes as well. Unfortunately, there are two utterances of the Lord’s name in vain, the second time during a flashback of the first time it is used, and therefore Dove cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film as a family-friendly picture.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: JC-2; H-2; S-1; G/OMG-3; D-1
Violence: A farm accident and a girl is seen with a bloody head; blood on the floor following a thief murdering a woman; a character falls into quicksand and dies; a woman and girl are shoved; a girl is seen with a nosebleed.
Drugs: A scene with drinking; a character has an unlit cigarette in his mouth.
Nudity: None
Other: Characters attempt to deal with death and a tragic accident.


Company: Monterey Media
Writer: Sidney King
Director: Sidney King
Producer: Daniel Lowe
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter