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Anywhere But Here (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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At the end of the movie, when saying goodbye at the airport, we can see a mother with her baby at the background who walks out the scene in the middle of the conversation between Adele and Ann. Some seconds later she is again in the same point. It occurs between 1:42 and 1:43 time of the film. See more »

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Adele: Ann! Come here, sweetie. This is Dr. Spritzer. This is my daughter, Ann.
Josh Spritzer: Ahh, a big girl.
Adele: Oh yes! We're more like sisters.
Josh Spritzer: So you're the actress, I hear.
Ann: Oh no! Not me, her. My mom. My mom's the actress.
Adele: Silly girl, don't be shy. Dr. Spritzer's an orthodontist and he works with the actresses. He did Heather Locklear. Her teeth.
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Scream and Shout
Written and Performed by 21st Century Girls
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fine pairing; discreet directing
7 September 2003 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews



Susan Sarandon has amply shown that she is capable of turning her hand to most kinds of rôles and is especially adept at teaming up with youngsters. This is no less so in this film with the prodigious Natalie Portman: the two keep the film interesting when almost everything else is a rather blasé prêt-a-porté production, mostly due to Wayne Wang's rather uninspired directing, as well as a music score that has very little to do with the proceedings and did nothing to fill in any stop-gaps.

The film is saved precisely by the Sarandon-Portman tandem providing an energetic display of a mother, divorced, skidding along frenetically almost hysterically, and her adolescent daughter trying to keep her young head on her shoulders and pointing in the right direction. The result is an interesting clash of personalities, veering from the dramatic to the humorous in a style which is not far from being a `road-movie'. Indeed, frequently, reminiscences of `Thelma and Louis' come to mind as the film unfurls, though `Anywhere but Here' is several rungs lower down on the ladder.

Even so, my vote is slightly higher than the IMDb average. Hopefully we shall be able to enjoy a true drama with these two ladies in the future, but with a more exiguous director – Stephen Daldry, perhaps?


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