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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.

Director:

Wayne Wang

Writers:

Mona Simpson (book), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Adele August
Natalie Portman ... Ann August
Hart Bochner ... Josh Spritzer
Eileen Ryan ... Lillian
Ray Baker ... Ted
John Diehl ... Jimmy
Shawn Hatosy ... Benny
Bonnie Bedelia ... Carol
Faran Tahir ... Hisham Badir
Shishir Kurup ... Hisham Badir (voice)
Samantha Goldstein Samantha Goldstein ... 4 Year Old Ann
Scott Burkholder ... Man with Mercedes
Yvonna Kopacz Wright ... Assistant Hotel Manager (as Yvonna Kopacz)
Eva Amurri Martino ... Girl on T.V. (as Eva Amurri)
Kieren van den Blink ... Girl on T.V.
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anywhere But Here See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,607,137, 14 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,653,615, 20 February 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script had to be rewritten when Natalie Portman refused to do a nude scene. Co-star Susan Sarandon supported her decision, hence the rewrites. See more »

Goofs

This film was released in 1999. Adele and Ann are at the beach drinking from Dunkin' Donuts cups. Dunkin' Donuts didn't come to California until 2015. See more »

Quotes

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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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Anywhere and Everywhere
26 May 2002 | by WindwalkerzSee all my reviews

I picked this movie up because I was curious to see Natalie Portman in something that was pre Star Wars. I liked this movie. Natalie and Susan were wonderful as mother and daughter. Susan Sarandon is such an outstanding actor. Better and better with every movie she does.


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