Tumbleweeds movie trailer - starring Jay O. Sanders, Janet McTeer, Lois Smith, Kimberly J. Brown, Gavin O'Connor, Gavin O'Conner. Directed by Gavin O'Conner. Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: Based on a true story: a free-spirited southern belle and her wise young daughter struggle to settle down - mom's poor choices in lovers keeps them on the move in this award-winning comedy-drama.
USA - 1999 - PG13
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Mary Jo Walker constantly moves from town to town with her 12-year-old daughter to escape failed relationships, and all of her relationships wind up failing. Making a fresh start in San Diego, Mary Jo takes up with a controlling trucker, while at work she fights with her new, strange boss. Meanwhile, her daughter discovers that she fits in at school, and is chosen for a lead role in the school play. This endearing comedy/drama stars Academy Award-nominee Janet McTeer ("As You Like It," "Tideland") as the wayward mother, and Emmy Award-nominee Kimberly J. Brown ("The Little Polar Bear," "Bringing Down the House").
In 1889 the Cherokee Strip is opened for settlers in a land grab. When Dan Carver shows up; ahead of the opening he is arrested as a "Sooner" and then is eliminated from the land rush.
Free-spirited, four-times married Mary Jo Walker (Golden Globe winner Janet McTeer) hits the road and heads West with her 12-year-old daughter in search of greener pastures in this irresistible tale of an unbreakable mother-daughter bond.
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