Cover image for Stepmom
Title:
Stepmom
Author:
Columbus, Chris.
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) : sound, color, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father's life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. But Jackie, a full-time-mother, regards Isabel's efforts as offensively insufficient. She can't understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnose of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together.
General Note:
"Side A is a widescreen version and preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1. Side B is a full screen version and is re-formatted to fit your TV"

DVD release of the 1998 motion picture.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780767821766
UPC:
043396028524
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus continues to explore the family turmoil of divorce in the tearjerker Stepmom, a story that pits the birth mother against the new mother. Jackie (Susan Sarandon), a one-time book editor, is now the consummate soccer mom juggling the schedules of her two kids in her New York ranch outside of Manhattan. Her ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris), who gets weekend custody of the kids, is living in the city with a woman half his age named Isabel (Julia Roberts), a high-fashion photographer with a strong stylistic sense of "what's hot." Since Luke is always away at work, the burden of getting the kids ready for school when they are with their father falls on Isabel, and she just isn't the nurturing type. The story heats up, however, when Jackie learns that she has cancer. Facing the horrors of medical tests and chemotherapy, she realizes that, should something happen to her, her kids will be left with this irresponsible Isabel as their mother, especially after Luke proposes marriage to her. What ensues is part parenting lesson, part competitive parenting, but 100 percent family bonding, as Jackie must learn to allow Isabel to be part of her world and her family. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi


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