10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ...
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Mary Stuart Masterson,
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky. Written by
Although they play mother and daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson is only six years younger than her on-screen mother Cathy Moriarty. See more »
Harriet's legs change position from shot to shot when she's coloring on the floor. See more »
My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.
Once I tried to squeeze down a rabbit hole.
[fire department arriving]
Then I tried digging all the way to China.
That's when I learned a mysterious electric force protected the center of the Earth. Then I tried to make the carpet from the front hall fly me to Persia.
I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to ...
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I turned this movie on about halfway through, so I've yet to see the
thing, but I was crying within minutes. I have NEVER liked Kevin Bacon,
no real reason other than he was in "Wild Things" which I thought was
absolutely horrible. His performance as Ricky had me crying in just a few
minutes, at the friendship Ricky and Harriet shared that no one else could
touch. The end upset me greatly as I always hope for happy endings and
would've loved to see Harriet grown up and revisiting her old friendship,
something along those lines... but I'm a sap that always wants a happy
ending. ;) In any case, this one movie has completely changed my opinion
and made me respect Kevin Bacon utterly for not only taking such a
challenging role, but moving me to tears in it. Evan Rachel Wood was
awesome as well, and I had no idea she'd been "around" for this long! A
wonderful movie, even though the ending left me feeling a bit ripped
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