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Anywhere But Here (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 November 1999 (USA)
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A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills.

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Fed up with her small-town Bay City existence, Adele August leaves her family and second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behaviour and in turns plans to get away to university on the east coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A story of a mother who knows best... and a daughter who knows better.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material | See all certifications »

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12 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Cambio de vida  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£64,964 (UK) (3 December 1999)

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$18,653,615 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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When Ann is auditioning for a movie role, the casting assistant calls for a "Karen Scarborough". Karen Scarborough is the payroll accountant for the film. See more »

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In the scene where Adele wakes up Ann to go see the sun rise, they are looking West out on the Pacific Ocean, but the sun would be rising in the East, not the West. To view anything in that direction, they would be watching the sun set. See more »

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Benny: You know what?
Ann: What?
Benny: Your boobs are getting big.
Ann: Shut up!
Benny: [giggling] Mary Girling and Julie Eastman.
[motions boobs on his chest]
Benny: Getting really big ones!
Ann: Don't be gross.
Benny: Oh, boobs aren't gross. Boobs are beautiful.
[laughs]
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Referenced in Where the Heart Is (2000) See more »

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Everything Around Me Is Changing
Written and Performed by Sinéad Lohan
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Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Good movie takes you on journey of discovery for a mother and daughter...
20 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film was a new direction for Natalie Portman. A much more adult role, though she comes to it from the traces of a child in the movie itself. Ann,(Portman) and Susan Sarandon, who plays her newly divorced mother, Adele, travel from a small town in the middle of nowhere to Beverly Hills. There these tortured souls try to come to terms with their new life and their new relationship as Portman's character grows up. Unknowingly at first to Adele, she grows up and becomes a better mother for it.

Ann sees her mother telling her she wants to be an actress, or so she thinks. Adele uses that crutch every time there are problems in their lives. We see their struggle as mother and daughter come to terms between themselves and with being alone, having left their old lives behind.

The acting is top notch from both of them. They seemingly become mother and daughter before your eyes. You can almost feel there is a bond there beyond the actual movie.

Though this movie really doesn't take us to any new ground in these types of films, the fact that the acting is well done, and the story isn't too flawed, let's me recommend it.

I will say however, it will probably go away soon, I don't believe it can have the staying power needed for a huge Christmas season of movies starting in a week or so. See it now before this happens if you like either of these actresses.


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