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DVD Release: August 14, 2012
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Becca had it all: beauty, a successful fiancé, and the job of her dreams. Everything was going according to her plan until the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the blink of an eye, her entire life came crashing down around her. The fiancé ran off with some new fling. The dream job wouldn’t wait for her to get better. The toll cancer took on her body made her feel like less than a woman. Broken and alone, she refused to leave the house. She wanted cancer to finish what it started. But in her darkest hour, she found a mysterious ray of hope in the most unlikely of places.

Kelly’s Filmworks and director Jefferson Moore (Clancy) present this inspiring story of a shattered woman who discovers the resilience to keep living in the message of a man she’s never even met. It also stars Ashley Kate Adams (Royal Pains), Mark Smeby (The Perfect Gift), and Matt Wallace (Forrest Gump).

Dove Review

This is a film which offers hope! It offers hope for those who have gone through sickness and physical hardship in life or struggled with depression.

Becca has a lot going for her until she discovers she has breast cancer. She goes through a major operation and then her boyfriend is unfaithful to her. He doesn’t even show up for her surgery. She battles depression but she starts receiving e-mail messages from a man named Dean who offers her hope. She receives one message a lot, from Dean, hence the title of the movie. By film’s end Becca has written a book about her experience.

The themes of this film include keeping hope alive, looking at the inner beauty of a person and not the outside, and taking a risk in life can be very worthwhile. This film is approved for ages twelve plus and earns our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man cheats on girlfriend but she forgives him.
Language: G/OMG-1; "Scr*w this" said when a woman tires of exercise.
Violence: None
Drugs: Prescription drugs; drinking in many scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; woman's bare shoulders seen as she sits in the doctor's office.
Other: The use of the word "breasts" a lot as it refers to a woman's breast cancer; woman seen vomiting from sickness; woman suffers through cancer treatments; woman shows disrespect toward mother as she hears her voice on phone but she makes peace with her mother later.


Company: EchoLight Studios
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 152 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter