Release Date: November 12th, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2000
PG-13|1 hr 54 min
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.
Director: Wayne Wang
Genres: Comedy drama
Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures
Distributors: 20th Century Fox