Stepmom
Stepmom (1998)

The story of an unlikely friendship that develops between two remarkable women: Jackie (Sarandon), a divorced mother of two, and Isabel (Roberts), the career-minded girlfriend of Jackie's ex-husband Luke (Harris), who continually clash… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
44%
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User Score
75%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Great performances from the leads can't save this factory mill tearjerker.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Too loud, bright and shallow for its subject!

Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media

Contrived yet effective family weepie.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It's as cool and shameless a piece of emotional blackmail as any movie has ever produced.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Not since 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer has a mainstream movie more accurately, insightfully, humorously or tear-jerkingly dramatized family life in our time than Stepmom!

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

A sloppily scripted, formulaic tear-jerker about spoiled rich people who whine a lot. I defy you to feel anything for these characters other than the desire to slap them--even Sarandon's obligatorily terminally-ill Mom.

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Disjointed, loaded with tired expressions and disconcerting exchanges!

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

It's merely a soap opera with elevated production values and a sterling cast.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Conveys many of the difficulties inherent in the stepfamily arrangement and the insecurities we all tend to feel when we compare ourselves to others.

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Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Beyond embarrassing!

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Heartbreaking yet very heartwarming!
Wahida K
Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon were absolute great in this Movie. One of the Movie that leaves a tiny bit of it in your memories.
Chris Weber
I'm not a huge fan of this type of stuff, but I found it not only tolerable, but actually fairly enjoyable. I think what made the movie work were the solid… More
Jason Owens
A journalist named Isabel (Julia Roberts) falls in love with Luke (Ed Harris). They have a great relationship, but everything's not nearly as easy going… More
Kellie McMahan
My alltime favorite movie, can recite the lines!
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i dont remember this due to seeing it when i was 8. But my 8-year-old self would think this sucks.

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