Stepmom

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1998

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Director:
Chris Columbus
Released:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Stepmom is a comedic drama film directed by Chris Columbus that follows the struggle of a divorced family as their two children deal with the changes in their family when their father’s new girlfriend is on the path of becoming their new stepmom. Stay-at-home mom Jackie (Susan Sarandon) would do anything for her two kids, angry teen Anna (Jena Malone) and mischievous Ben (Liam Aiken), maybe spoiling the kids a little too much in order to smooth over the divorce. Luke (Ed Harris) on the other hand continues to work hard as attorney and often relies on his new live-in girlfriend, a successful fashion photographer Isabel (Julia Roberts), to handle the day-to-day events of his kids, despite her own work, whenever they stay over. While Isabel tries hard to make her future stepchildren comfortable, Anna despises her for being anyone other than her mother while Jackie hates the idea that Anna might come to like the younger and hipper Isabel more. However, things change when Jackie is diagnosed with terminal cancer and has to come to terms with the effect that has on her disjointed family and her children’s future.moreless

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  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    To its credit, the film doesn't sugarcoat its women too monstrously, and it lets real conflicts and opinions occasionally creep in.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    It may be unfair to ask a film like this not to be shamelessly manipulative, but wouldn't it be nice if audiences could be trusted to feel things more or less on their own without ...

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Everything about the film suggests that its makers consider it a deep, emotionally probing drama, but it's merely a soap opera with elevated production values and a sterling cast.

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Comedy, Drama

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Love & Romance, 90s