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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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Cambio de vida  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£64,964 (UK) (3 December 1999)

Gross:

$18,653,615 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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In this film, Susan Sarandon calls Natalie Portman Pooh Bear. In Beautiful Girls (1996), Timothy Hutton calls himself Pooh Bear and calls Portman his Christopher Robin. 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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Adele: [to Ann] Providence, Rhode Island? Couldn't you have gotten any farther away from me?
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Sarandon again exhibits her talent to touch your heart even when see is playing someone you don't like.
25 November 1999 | by (Appleton, WI) – See all my reviews

Natile Portman and Susan Sarandon play off of each other like a symphony in this coming of age story about a young girl, who is sentenced to life as the daughter of one of the nuttest women you will ever encounter. Sarandon has this ability, call it talent if you will, to play some of the most off-beat characters and bring their humanity to forefront of any film she makes. As the mother of this obviously brilliant and muture beyond her years young girl, Sarandon alternates between being the mom and being the child with the ease of a ballet dancer. More importantly she does it with strength and flare without stomping all over Portman's portrayal of the daughter. The question is always asked when we deconstruct the film plot, who changes? This film is certainly about the daughter, but if you look close at the dreams and sacrifices that Mom makes you come to understand that she changes in step with her daughter. I am willing to bet this makes all of us in the audience change also. The hallmark of fine drama


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