A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills.

Director:

Wayne Wang

Writers:

Mona Simpson (book), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
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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 »

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Trivia

Natalie Portman and Ashley Johnson, who plays Sarah, both appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Natalie Portman stars as Jane Foster in the Thor series whereas Ashley Johnson appears as the waitress in the final act of Marvel's The Avengers (2012). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ann: I hate the Beach Boys!... They're too happy and sunny!
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Connections

References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Up and Down
Written by Pete Stringfellow, Kyle Beeler, Jason Beltz
Performed by BB Swing
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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User Reviews

Brilliant movie
28 January 2003 | by jessie-8See all my reviews

Anywhere But here is a great movie.It has comedy and drama and stars two amazing actresses (Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman). I wasn't too sure about this movie when i saw it at the video store as i had never heard of it before, but i liked natalie portman's movies so i thought it should be worth seeing and I'm very happy i saw it.It's definitely worth seeing, i give it a 9/10.


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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

Gross USA:

$18,670,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,631,929
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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