Parker's Anchor

Synopsis: Krystal Parker discovers she cannot have a child of her own. After her marriage breaks up, she returns to place she was happiest, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and moves in with her best friend. While building her life back up again and giving herself a second chance, she meets an international humanitarian who helps her re-define motherhood and begin the real adventure...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Marc Hampson
Production: Purpose Pictures
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Year:
2017
110 min
19 Views


1

(audience murmuring)

- My family is unique, because it's my mom, my dad,

my weird little brother, me, our three dogs, two cats,

our aquarium full of fish, and our pet snake.

- She was born in Kansas and loved everything about flight.

- One side of my family loves pink

and the other side loves sports.

- We like to go to amusement parks together.

- We like to go on awesome vacations together.

- Hang out at my grandma's house.

- My mom's a doctor and so is my dad.

- And we're twins.

- I'm gonna be a doctor when I grow up.

- My family's all different.

My brother. - Basketball.

That's what makes my family special.

- We all love to travel in see places,

but the lack of hot water can be interesting to deal with.

- We all have different personalities.

- Did I mention my dad is vastly outnumbered?

- My favorite thing to do on the farm.

- [Girl] We are very close as a family,

and we're very unique.

- Is drive tractors and four-wheelers.

Farming is a big part of our life.

(audience applauding)

(upbeat music)

- Oh, hi, so glad you're here, okay,

you're up next, alright?

- [Little Girl] My mom calls me her little anchor.

Not the kind that holds you down,

but the kind you take with you on a big adventure

and can make you feel grounded.

- On a train from Omaha.

(audience applauding)

- [Little Girl] My granddad was a shrimp boat captain

for a long time.

Then one day, he had a baby girl.

That was my mom.

And he always said that she was the anchor

that kept his boat from floating back out to sea.

My mom used to live in a big city far away.

She used to do lots of fancy things with her husband.

They were really silly and had lots of fun together.

She was really happy.

They were so happy that they decided to have a baby.

My mom is really smart, so she researched and studied

the best way and the best time to set sail

on her next journey.

- [Krystal] So I was thinking about moving some furniture

in the bedroom, but gosh, it's hard with these heels.

I don't know what I'm gonna do.

- [Andrew] You need a big, strong man?

- [Krystal] I think I might need a big, strong man,

somebody who can move some furniture for me.

- [Andrew] Like a BIG, strong man.

- [Krystal] Yeah, like a HUGE, strong man.

- [Andrew] Like huge?

- [Krystal] Yeah, huge.

- [Little Girl] Sometimes they would stop in the middle of the day

to study the tides.

My mom was so excited that she started to get ready

for a baby even before she knew when I would arrive.

- You got, uh, the wipers.

- There's a sunroof!

- [Little Girl] This made her very happy.

(Krystal humming)

She even started practicing my favorites.

Somehow, she knew I would love chocolate chip cookies.

(smoke alarm beeping)

She's a really good cook.

She was really excited to have her own little anchor.

(pensive music)

(Krystal crying)

But in order to get a baby, she had to pass a test.

So she went to an expert for help.

- [Little Girl] My mom says it's always okay to ask for help.

- We got your test results back.

- [Little Girl] That's when my mom was told

that she would never pass the test.

- And I'm afraid it's not the news we would have hoped for.

At this point, it looks as though

you will be unable to conceive naturally.

Now I know this isn't the news that you wanted to hear,

but there are options.

We're going to do everything we can.

(pensive music)

(Krystal and Andrew arguing)

(Krystal crying)

- [Andrew] What are you talking about, alright!

That is nonsense, alright, and the books,

I'm so tired of just following the instructions.

- I am trying, trying! - That's not how you live.

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