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Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 1998 (USA)
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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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Chris Columbus

Writers:

Gigi Levangie (story), Gigi Levangie (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Isabel Kelly
Susan Sarandon ... Jackie Harrison
Ed Harris ... Luke Harrison
Jena Malone ... Anna Harrison
Liam Aiken ... Ben Harrison
Lynn Whitfield ... Dr. P. Sweikert
Darrell Larson ... Duncan Samuels
Mary Louise Wilson ... Mrs. Franklin
Andre B. Blake ... Cooper (as Andre Blake)
Herbert Russell ... Photo Assistant (as Russel Harper)
Jack Eagle Jack Eagle ... Craft Service Man
Lu Celania Sierra Lu Celania Sierra ... Photo Shoot Model
Lauma Zemzare Lauma Zemzare ... Photo Shoot Model
Holly Schenck Holly Schenck ... Photo Shoot Model
Michelle Stone Michelle Stone ... Photo Shoot Model
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Storyline

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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When Two Woman Share One Family See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class Divided See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedford, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,142,440, 27 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$91,137,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,573,131
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (re-release) (2002)| SDDS (re-release) (2002)| Dolby Digital (re-release) (2002)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Susan Sarandon's character is seen wearing a witches hat during the Halloween scene, a nod to her role as a witch in The Witches of Eastwick (1987). See more »

Goofs

On Christmas morning when Isabel is taking the family photo the right hand edge of Jackie's waistcoat (vest) is straight then wrinkled then straight. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Signor Bruschino
(Overture)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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A Stepmom review from a fan!
13 April 2006 | by fanofrebaSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! If you are in the mood for a tear jerker movie, this is the movie too see. Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon are remarkable together. This is the absolute best I have seen Julia Roberts act and this movie defiantly brings out her talent. Susan Sarandon can make any movie good. But she delivers outstanding effort to make her character relate to other women who have had the problems that Susan's character faces. This movie is of course a 10 out of 10! Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon will make you laugh now and then, but they will also make you cry with the difficulties that they face together on screen. Stepmom is a movie you'll enjoy and "always always" remember as a movie that filled your heart. So if you haven't seen Stepmom yet...go and see it! You'll be glad that you did.


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