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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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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Susan Sarandon informed the movie's producers that she would not be interested in the project if Natalie Portman was not cast as her daughter. 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 »

Quotes

Adele: When you were four years old your father left you in the middle of the night!
Ann: So what! You left my stepfather in the middle of the afternoon.
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References Clueless (1995) See more »

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Anywhere But Here
Written by k.d. lang and Rick Nowels
Performed by k.d. lang
Produced by Rick Nowels and k.d. lang
k.d. lang appears Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A family coming to age
2 December 1999 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Being a freshman in college, this movie reminded me of my relationship with my mom. Of course, my situation doesn't parrallel with Natalie Portman and Surandon's situation; but my mom and I have grown up with the typical mother and daughter fights. There is always the mother telling you what to do, or not being the kind of mother you want to be. I was balling my eyes at the end of this movie. Surandon's reaction of her daughter going to the East coast, miles away, after all they've been through reminded me of how I felt, being from a small city in the West coast, going to New York.

The movie is meant for women who have children that are now all grown up. It is very touching, I was moved by the movie. Every feeling out of the characters in this movie was utterly real, you didn't get any phony sentimentality. I was sitting through the credits at the screening of this movie, alone, wishing my mother was sitting next to me so I could hug her and thank her for everything. This movie is a bit corny of course, but everything is trully momentous. Its all about what a mom can learn from her child; and what a child learns from her mother. 8/10


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