• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Wayne Wang
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 2, 2000
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Anywhere But Here Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Solid story of independence for teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2010
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Portman is excellent, balancing wisdom and petulance, loyalty and imposition...

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Emanuel Levy
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As a depiction of a loving-turbulent relationship between a single mom (Susan Sarandon) and her rebellious teenage daughter (Natalie Portman), Wang's meller is nicely crafted but old-fashioned like Hollywood's weepies of yesteryear.

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Director Wayne Wang has delivered a solid entertainment, particularly for women, with Anywhere But Here.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 9, 2005
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Adele and Ann are not easy screen characters to like, but they are easy to believe in -- especially in the skins of Sarandon and Portman.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

June 7, 2004
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A subtle and unexpected pleasure, all nuanced performance and character detail.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 7, 2004
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Natalie Portman is my new hero.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

The title might very well be an appropriate description of what more impatient filmgoers may be feeling after sitting through this frustratingly mediocre dramedy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C

January 16, 2003
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Sight and Sound

In its eagerness to give voice to the overshadowed daughter, the film never allows the mother to live.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The movie drops in on a crucial part of their lives, follows it for a few minutes and then jettisons to another episode. It's like watching 10 short stories.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Inspired pairing of Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman as an outrageous mother and her more practical daughter.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

The movie doesn't feel authentic, it's relationships are drawn in erratic, TV movie-like strokes.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C+

July 2, 2002
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

Wang keeps a precise balance, necessary to blend a high-octane performance from Sarandon with an understated one from Portman.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 5, 2002
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The delicate, devastating pas de deux between Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman demonstrates that great actresses are still available, even if Hollywood doesn't want to use them.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman put on an acting clinic that's a treat to watch, but, no matter how accomplished, a clinic is not a movie. They do a lot with a little, yet it's far from enough.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A heartfelt drama about a mother and daughter having trouble connecting.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 4, 2002
Stephen Farber

Without a strong central narrative ... the film loses momentum and ends as one more tired treatise on family dysfunction.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

This is a mother/daughter film. Despite the fact that I am neither a mother, a daughter, nor a film; I loved it!

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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You start wishing you were anywhere but here -- preferably at last year's far funnier Slums of Beverly Hills.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

May 11, 2001

La cinta no deja de ser manipuladora y con cierta carga de moralidad. Pudo haber sido un producto mucho mejor terminado

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 14, 2001
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