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Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 1998 (USA)
A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother.

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Dr. P. Sweikert
Darrell Larson ...
Duncan Samuels
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Mrs. Franklin
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Cooper (as Andre Blake)
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Photo Assistant (as Russel Harper)
Jack Eagle ...
Craft Service Man
Lu Celania Sierra ...
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Lauma Zemzare ...
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Holly Schenck ...
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Michelle Stone ...
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Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father's life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. But Jackie, a full-time mother, regards Isabel's efforts as offensively insufficient. She can't understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnosis of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Be there for the joy. Be there for the tears. Be there for each other.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,142,440 (USA) (27 December 1998)

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$91,137,662 (USA)
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Trivia

The song that Isabel (Julia Roberts) sings to Ben (Liam Aiken) in the hospital is "If I Needed You". It was recorded by Roberts' ex-husband Lyle Lovett on his 1998 album "Step Inside This House". The song was originally written and performed by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1972. See more »

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When the Thanksgiving pageant kids are waiting for their turns to go on stage and Jackie and Isabel are discussing Anna's love life, Jackie picks up a Bible to hand to a student who is playing Jesse Jackson. In the next cut, however, the student steps up to take his prop and Jackie picks up the Bible again to hand it to him. See more »

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[first lines]
DJ Scott Zoe: [the morning DJ on the radio] Hey, good morning, New York. Scott Zoe here at 102.7, WNEW-FM, where rock lives. Beautiful autumn day in the city, and a great record coming your way, too.
[the song Under Pressure by David Bowie plays]
Isabel: [Isabel gets up in a rush to go and wake up Ben] Ben? Ben? Ben. Get up, get up, get up. Late, late, late. Ben? Come on, honey. Get up. We're seriously late.
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References The Goonies (1985) See more »

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This Land is Your Land
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Just Wonderful
8 December 2002 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

I love Stepmom. I've seen it about a million times but it moves me every time and I'm always close to crying. Everyone does an amazing job. You could totally feel the chemistry between Susan Sarandson and Julia Roberts. You could feel the hate, the jealousy and at the end the understanding between these two. The younger kids do a great job too. They were very belivable. Funny, Heartwarming and a Tearjerker, Stepmom get's a 10/10 from me


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