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  • Summary: A comedy-drama about the evolving relationship between a mother and daughter who leave a small town behind and try to make a new life for themselves in Beverly Hills. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Susan Sarandon has never been more outrageously appealing. Natalie Portman is simply exquisite.
  2. A smart study of the identity-shredding inherent in so much dissatisfaction and relocation.
  3. 75
    Well worth seeing for the incandescent Portman.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    70
    Portman gives a superb, understated performance as a teen who gets whiplash from watching her mother's mood swings.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    60
    This relationship might be strong enough to carry an observational novel, but the movie feels like it's missing something.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Lacks the real emotional wallop these two fine actresses...seem ready to provide.
  7. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    20
    Sarandon prostitutes her blazing talent and sharp political sensibility to the service of a pile of misogynistic bullflop.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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