Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus continues to explore the family turmoil of divorce in the tearjerker Stepmom, a story that pits the birth mother against the new mother. Jackie (Susan Sarandon), a one-time book editor, is now the consummate soccer mom juggling the schedules of her two kids in her New York ranch outside of Manhattan. Her ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris), who gets weekend custody of the kids, is living in the city with a woman half his age named Isabel (Julia Roberts), a high-fashion photographer with a strong stylistic sense of "what's hot." Since Luke is always away at work, the burden of getting the kids ready for school when they are with their father falls on Isabel, and she just isn't the nurturing type. The story heats up, however, when Jackie learns that she has cancer. Facing the horrors of medical tests and chemotherapy, she realizes that, should something happen to her, her kids will be left with this irresponsible Isabel as their mother, especially after Luke proposes marriage to her. What ensues is part parenting lesson, part competitive parenting, but 100 percent family bonding, as Jackie must learn to allow Isabel to be part of her world and her family.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/1999
UPC: 0043396028524
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 2:05:00

Special Features

Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Scene selections; Making-of featurette; Talent and filmographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts Isabel
Susan Sarandon Jackie
Ed Harris Luke
Jena Malone Anna
Liam Aiken Ben
Lynn Whitfield Dr. Sweikert
Darrell Larson Duncan Samuels
Mary Wilson School Counselor
Jack Eagle Actor

Technical Credits
Chris Columbus Director,Producer
Joseph G. Aulisi Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Barnathan Producer
Ronald Bass Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Bradford Songwriter
Wendy Finerman Producer
Geoffrey Hansen Asst. Director
Karen Leigh Hopkins Screenwriter
Margaret French Isaac Executive Producer
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Gigi Levangie Original Story,Screenwriter
Ellen Lewis Casting
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Patrick McCormick Producer
Jessie Nelson Screenwriter
Paula DuPre Pesman Associate Producer
Pliny Porter Executive Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe Producer
Julia Roberts Executive Producer
Steven Rogers Screenwriter
Susan Sarandon Executive Producer
Neil Travis Editor
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer

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Stepmom 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG! I absolutely love this movie! It so beautifully written! I first saw it when I was twelve and seventeen today, I still love it! Even though I could never relate to it becuase I never had any step-parents, I could still feel like it because that's how good the movie was! It sucks you in from the beginning and doesn't let go until the credits come on! I've cried and laughed many times while watching this movie and know many friends and family members who favorite lists of movies also include Stepmom! Get up and go see it now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was Definatly not the best Susan Sarandon film I've seen so far. It's a good movie, but you get tired of it fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful movie and great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this movie is great. as a stepchild, i can relate to this movie, and it is one of my favorite movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie, and I thought it was sweet, Julia Roberts is a phenominal actress unlike any other, but it just doesn't seem like she gave it her all like she did in Notting Hill. It's well written, but some parts could have been way better! Like, some of the scenes with the character Julia Roberts played was at work photo shooting could have been more well written and the scenes where Anna was at school could have been way better to. Yet, it has a great story, and I cryed at the end when the children were opening presents with their mother. Throughout the whole movie, you're not sure whether to love or to hate the real mom. In the begginning you hate the stepmom, but you grow to really love her. Well, I recommend it for ages 12 and up. Its a great movie and I think it would be a great one to watch with the family, as long as your kids are 11 or older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stepmom wasn't one of Julia Roberts best. She could have done a better part of the movie. Maybe she could have been the good stepmom and the mother could be the bad one.
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