• Stepmom (1998)


Release Date: December 25th, 1998

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 1999

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Three years after divorcing Jackie (Susan Sarandon), the mother of his children, Luke Harrison (Ed Harris) decides to take the next step with his significantly younger girlfriend, fashion photographer Isabel Kelly (Julia Roberts). But, when the flaky Kelly meets Harrison's children for the first time, their fierce allegiance to their mother is obvious. Try as she might, Kelly fails to endear herself to her young charges -- and to Jackie -- until a looming family crisis changes everything.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Liam Aiken, Lynn Whitfield, Darrell Larson, Mary Louise Wilson

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 1492 Pictures, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Melodramatic, Son, Love, Daughter, New York City, 1990s, Moving, Family, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A film that's sad and poignant but not without humorous moments. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Examiner

    About as warm, pleasing and inviting as a film about divorce, infidelity and terminal cancer can be. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Too loud, bright and shallow for its subject: a movie that pushes too many obvious buttons to build naturally to the big, heartbreaking climax it obviously wants. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama