Female melodrama that doesn't really know what it's there for and clearly hasn't found his right key or rhythm to be able to impress. It is what I would call "falsely compelling at first turned bland".
A drama about a teenager´s journey through foster homes where pain and affliction are a constant.A st stellar supporting cast of actresses like Renée Zellweger and Robin Wright.Despite their brief appearances their not even close to Michelle Pfeiffers performance as a mother turned killer to her estranged daughter Alison Lohman.The Film has its flaws but the 4scenes Lohman and Pfeiffers have together is worth 4stars!
When I was 15-16, I watched this and fell in love with Patrick Fugit. At 23, not only am I not over that crush, but I realized how much his character looks like my husband did as a teenager. Weeeeeird.
I'd seen this before... however, I was at the time still something of an "unskilled" consumer. "Uneven" (IMHO) is a fair assessment, though I wouldn't say I was indifferent - I found parts of this film to be extremely powerful. Solid performances throughout... in fact, among Michelle Pfeiffer's best - however, Alison Lohman's performance is clearly the standout... as usual, she is an intangible ethereal spark...