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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Whenever trouble strikes in one of her relationships, single mother Mary Jo Walker (Janet McTeer) and her daughter, Ava (Kimberly J. Brown), pack up and move to another city, a routine Ava is tiring of. This time, they are helped on their move to San Diego by trucker Jack Ranson (Gavin O'Connor). While Ava settles in, getting a leading part in the school play, Jack starts dating Mary Jo but soon reveals himself to be controlling and aggressive. Mary Jo prepares to flee again, angering Ava.

Cast: Janet McTeer , Kimberly J. Brown , Gavin O'Connor , Jay O. Sanders , Lois Smith , Laurel Holloman , Michael J. Pollard , Noah Emmerich

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features

Tumbleweeds (1999)

Release Date: December 10th, 1999|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    McTeer and Brown make magic ina film that is wonderfully funny, touching and vital. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Bound by mother-daughter ties that are complex, touching, ultimately so powerful they yield the kind of tearful joy rarely experienced at the movies. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    No, it isn't the slick and unfocused "Anywhere but Here," where mom and daughter choose Beverly Hills. Instead, it's the more modest and in most cases preferable Tumbleweeds. show more

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