Overall Rank: 3883
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 74
Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Actors: Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn, Renée Zellweger, Billy Connolly, Patrick Fugit
Plot: A young girl called Astrid is moved from foster home to foster home, whilst her mother has time in jail for killing her lover with the poisonous flower White Oleander. Over this time, Astrid goes through many phases, changing with each foster home. Thoguh she once looked up to her mother as a role model, she finds herself questioning whether she really is a good mum. -- Tia Maria
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Camper - wrote on 06/30/2013
The character of Astrid is so malleable that it's actually annoying.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/29/2012
Reasonably well acted and intelligent melodrama that descends into cliche from time to time, but Lohman's mature performance always keeps it watchable.
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 05/01/2010
A really good film, though I will admit that it was a bit too heavy for my taste.
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Tia Maria - wrote on 06/24/2008
This movie is about a young girl called Astrid, who's mother is put in jail for murdering her husband with the poisonous flower, white oleander. So Astrid is put in varioust Foster families, changing with each family. She soon realizes that her mother isn't the great person she once thought, but the question is, is she willing to forgive her, as her mothers fate is in her hands...
I really enjoyed this movie, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. There is lots of irony in this movie, but I cried through most of it - it is really sad the things that Astrid had to go through. I strongly recommend you see it, if you are female (it is mostly a female based cast, so guys wouldn't relate)and I promise you will love it as much as I did!
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