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  • Summary: A mother (McTeer) and a daughter (Brown) constantly run from town to town to escape failed relationships.
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Rarely have two actresses been so effortless in their intimacy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    80
    At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer .
  3. 80
    Though similar thematically to "Anywhere But Here," Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas.
  4. 75
    The humor isn't as sharp as it should be, and the story isn't as tight as it could be.
  5. 75
    Movies like Tumbleweeds exist in the details, not the outcome. Even a happy ending, we suspect, would be temporary. We don't mind, since the characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.
  6. What keeps these mother-daughter tumbleweeds from drifting right out of consciousness is the unique rapport between the actresses.
  7. It's a wonderfully nuanced performance in an otherwise un-nuanced narrative.

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