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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August (Susan Sarandon) is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann (Natalie Portman), is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.

Cast: Susan Sarandon , Natalie Portman , Eileen Ryan , Ray Baker , John Diehl , Shawn Hatosy , Bonnie Bedelia , Caroline Aaron

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Anywhere But Here (1999)

Release Date: September 17th, 1999|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Formula mother-brat stuff...It's only the deft teamwork of Portman and Sarandon that keeps the triteness at bay. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Sarandon and Portman work beautifully -- together, negotiating a range of emotional keys that blend comedy and drama in the same moment. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It's terrific to see such well-matched actresses of opposing generations duke it out. show more

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