Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here (1999)

A story of a mother who knows best... and a daughter who knows better.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1999-11-12
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 157 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.

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  • Susan Sarandon

    as Adele August
  • Natalie Portman

    as Ann August
  • Hart Bochner

    as Josh Spritzer
  • Eileen Ryan

    as Lillian
  • Ray Baker

    as Ted
  • John Diehl

    as Jimmy
  • Shawn Hatosy

    as Benny
  • Bonnie Bedelia

    as Carol
  • Faran Tahir

    as Hisham Badir
  • Shishir Kurup

    as Hisham Badir (voice)
  • Elisabeth Moss

    as Rachel
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Jack Irwin
  • Caroline Aaron

    as Gail Letterfine
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as George Franklin
  • Thora Birch

    as Mary
  • Megan Mullally

    as Woman Buying Car
  • Mary Ellen Trainor

    as Homeowner
  • Ashley Johnson

    as Sarah
  • Corbin Allred

    as Peter
  • Eva Amurri Martino

    as Girl on TV
Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
Sound Danny Elfman Music
Writing Alvin Sargent Writer
Costume & Make-Up Betsy Heimann Costume Design
Production Laurence Mark Producer
Art Donald Graham Burt Production Design
Editing Nicholas C. Smith Editor
Directing Wayne Wang Director
Production Ginny Nugent Executive Producer
Writing Mona Simpson Writer