John Irving's bizarre tragic comedy of a young man's life, influenced especially by his feminist mother. Williams and company do justice to the popular novel!
White Oleander movie trailer - starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger, Taryn Manning, Robin Wright Penn, Noah Wyle, Alison Lohman. Directed by Peter Kosminsky. Genre: Drama
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Alison Lohman stars as a teen bounced through the foster care system during her mother's incarceration for murder in this moving drama. Shuffled through various foster parents including a born-again Christian, a former B-movie star and an eccentric Russian, Astrid (Lohman) is forced to grow up quickly in several families while trying to keep her mother in her life.
A harrowing, coming-of-age story based on the best selling novel by Janet Fitch. Twelve-year-old Astrid (Alison Lohman "The Thirteenth Floor," TV's "Pasadena") shares an idyllic life with her mother Ingrid (Oscar-nominated Michelle Pfeiffer "I Am Sam," "What Lies Beneath"), a beautiful and free-spirited artist. When her mom is suddenly sent to prison for life for committing a crime of passion, Astrid is set adrift in the world. Alone to struggle to become her own person, she goes through foster home after foster home experiencing forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation and how it feels to be loved. Also starring Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Robin Wright Penn ("Unbreakable," "Forrest Gump"), Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Renee Zellweger ("Cold Mountain," "Chicago"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Noah Wyle ("Enough," TV's "ER"), Taryn Manning ("Crossroads," "Crazy/Beautiful"), Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous"), Billy Connolly ("Indecent Proposal") and produced by John Wells (TV's "The West Wing," "ER"). Pfeiffer received a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and the New York Times says this film is "...superbly acted from top to bottom...!"
Twelve-year-old Astrid goes through a series of foster homes when her mom is suddenly sent to prison for life for committing a crime of passion.
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