- Anywhere but Here (film)
name = Anywhere but Here
imdb_id = 0149691
Mona Simpson(novel) Alvin Sargent(screenplay)
Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman
20th Century Fox
November 12 1999(USA)
runtime = 109 min.
language = English
"Anywhere but Here" is a 1999
dramafilm. The film is based on the novel by Mona Simpson, the screenplay was written by Alvin Sargentand directed by Wayne Wang. It was produced by Laurence Mark, Petra Alexandria and Ginny Nugent. It stars Susan Sarandonand Natalie Portmanas well as Ray Baker, Shawn Hatosy, Caroline Aaron, Corbin Allred, Michael Milhoanand John Carroll Lynch.
The story, by Mona Simpson, bears some similarities to Simpson's own youth, as a young Wisconsin girl who moves west to California with her divorcee mother, Joanne, although Simpson denies any literal ties.
Filming began in late June 1998 and it debuted at the
Toronto Film Festivalon September 17in 1999, before being released on November 12.
Adele August (Susan Sarandon) is an eccentric woman who leaves a small Wisconsin town and goes to
Beverly Hillsto realize her dreams, even though she may not know what those dreams are herself. Adele is confused and always trying to make the easy way out. She buys things she can't afford and her daughter is upset when she does this. She takes her reluctant daughter, Ann (Natalie Portman), with her. When living in Beverly Hills, Adele improvises from day to day, often being unable to pay the bills. She wants her daughter to become an actress, but Ann is much more interested in going away to Brown University. After Adele fails in many respects, she accepts her daughter's plans and decides to help her.
Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Beverly Hills Hotel& Bungalows, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, United States
* Los Angeles, California, United States
Westwood Village, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
A soundtrack to the film was released on
November 2, 1999, ten days before the release of the film into theatres. The soundtrack was distributed by Atlanticand Wea.
The soundtrack features original music by
Lisa Loeb, Danny Elfmanand k.d. lang. It also featured tracks by artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Sarah McLachlan, Pocket Sizeas well as other various artists.
Awards and nominations
Golden Globe Awards
* Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Natalie Portman
Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
* Nominated - Best Contemporary Hair Styling (Feature) - Paul LeBlanc
Young Artist Awards
* Nominated - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress - Natalie Portman
* [http://www.foxmovies.com/anywherebuthere/ Official website]
* [http://www.foxmovies.com/anywherebuthere/multimedia/multimedia.html Media samples] at FOX moviesResources
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* [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/anywhere_but_here/ "Anywhere but Here"] at Rottentomatoes.com
* [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=anywherebuthere.htm "Anywhere but Here"] at Boxofficemojo.com
* [http://www.natalieportman.com/npcom.php?page_number=622 Media collection (one)] at Natalieportman.com
* [http://www.natalieportman.com/npcom.php?page_number=561 Media collection (two)] at Natalieportman.com
* [http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=797360 "Anywhere but Here" trailer] at Videodetective.com
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