Tumbleweeds (1999)

In its keenly observed account of a woman perched at the crossroads of life and self-realization, Tumbleweeds crystallizes the manifold impressive talents of Gavin O'Connor. Culling his narrative from the dusty backwaters of the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 24, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Strong performances add authenticity and depth.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

The characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This smart, hardscrabble, very likable film has a heart and spirit all its own.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mother-daughter flick that is filled with satisfying surprises and two very fine performances.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Tumbleweeds impresses with its freshly considered action and total avoidance of the stale and routine.

Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media

Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.

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Arthur Lazere

[McTeer] radiates openness, optimism, and sensuality; she captures the casual, easy-going exterior and the pain and insecurity and weariness underneath, too.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the most magical movie moments of the year.

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Emanuel Levy

A keenly observed chronicle of a single mother at the crossroads of self-realization, Gavin O'Connor's debut features a wonderful, Oscar-caliber performance from British Janet McTeer.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The perfect showcase for McTeer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Great movie, and kudos to Kimberly on her role.
John Ballantine
Although compared to Thelma & Louise in some write ups, Tumbleweeds ends up falling significantly short of that mark. Although McTeer's brief… More
Joey Nevarez
It's been a while since I've seen a good movie, and this proudly stept up to the plate. I was hooked by the second scene. The material is a little… More