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At Theaters: 12/25/1998 On Video: 4/27/1999
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 5 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 129808
Studio: TriStar Pictures
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An unlikely friendship develops between two remarkable women: Jackie, a divorced mother of two, and Isabel, the career-minded girlfriend of Jackie's ex-husband, who continually clash over the well-being of Jackie and Luke's children. But when Jackie and Isabel begin to share maternal duties, they are forced to rise above their mutual hostility for the sake of this '90's family.

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Comedy Drama - Stepmom is a domestic drama based on extended family relationships. It is most likely to be enjoyed by women or other viewers particularly fond of stories about mothers and their children and appreciating family. There is virtually no action, with almost the entire film based around conversations between characters. Fans of Julia Roberts or Susan Sarandon may be interested in the film for their performances. The story is very sentimental and dragged out over two hours; those who find films with illness and teary exchanges overwrought will probably think the same of this film.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Julia Roberts (Conspiracy Theory)
Susan Sarandon (Twilight)
Ed Harris (The Truman Show)
Director: Chris Columbus (Nine Months)
Producer: Wendy Finerman (Fairy Tale - A True Story)
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About The Production
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Creating The Character
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Strong and moderately frequent
SEX/NUDITY: Reference to sexual activity
VIOLENCE: No violent content
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Medicinal marijuana use, alcohol consumption
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Insult and cute kid comedy
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Below Average
About 40 minutes into Stepmom, I came to the numbing realization that I knew exactly where it was going, and that there were still 90 minutes to go until the closing credits. As scripted by five credited writers, this is a domestic drama that unfolds with trudging obviousness, inefficiently dragging an audience along to a place it has been many times before. The performers fare well (aside from a woefully underused Ed Harris), but they thrive in spite of the miserable material. It sometimes seems that every subsequent writer added a half dozen new scenes, but no one threw anything out.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 100 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
2
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M/F)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
83%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
18
High
94%
30+Adults (F)
48
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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