Shows that a step-mom can be a good person,At first the children were not very receptive of having her in their lives,
She does a few "cool" things and kids learn to love and respect.
It is a tearjerker and watch with a box of tissues.
I love this movie! The book went into a lot of description along the way - but seemed to drag for me. The movie summed up the struggle that each character faces, while making you ache for them to be together. This is my favorite role for Renee Zellweger.
True story of young man who shuns the ordinary life to hitchhike across the country, gaining life experience and meeting interesting people. Hirsch is superb, Holbrook heartbreaking. Solid direction from Sean Penn.
One of Julia Roberts' better,newer movies!
Reviewed by LeoTs3181983 for Stepmom at 2010-11-11 19:20:46
This is one of Julia Roberts' better,newer movies. It's not like those late 80s and early 90s take-offs of 1940s romance thrillers where the woman would always scream"I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME!"at her man that she'd always play in her early years.
This was one of my favorite movies at one time but I found out that the reason I liked it so much was because I was going through a hard time and I felt like I knew how Elizabeth in the movie felt. It spoke to me! Haha. Yes Jane Austin can right the realistic and this movie does her book justice.
I encourage you to watch more of "her" films. There extremely good.
Not what you think....
Reviewed by scrapcat for Saved! at 2008-04-14 11:11:34
....when a friend suggested this I thought they were crazy. I don't want to watch a movie about a catholic high school. I was SO wrong! Fresh! Funny! So VERY entertaining - and I swear I've met each one of these characters in my life! Good time! Watch for Susan Sarandon's daughter as the only Jewish student in this catholic high school - definitely has her mother's comedic timing :)