Tumbleweeds

1999, Drama, 1h 44m

68 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Whenever trouble strikes in one of her relationships, single mother Mary Jo Walker (Janet McTeer) and her daughter, Ava (Kimberly J. Brown), pack up and move to another city, a routine Ava is tiring of. This time, they are helped on their move to San Diego by trucker Jack Ranson (Gavin O'Connor). While Ava settles in, getting a leading part in the school play, Jack starts dating Mary Jo but soon reveals himself to be controlling and aggressive. Mary Jo prepares to flee again, angering Ava.

Cast & Crew

Janet McTeer
Mary Jo Walker
Laurel Holloman
Laurie Pendleton
Noah Emmerich
Vertis Dewey (uncredited)
Ashley Buccille
Zoe Brussard
Cody McMains
Adam Riley
Angela Shelton
Writer
Angela Shelton
Writer
Lisa Bruce
Co-Producer
Ted Demme
Executive Producer
Thomas J. Mangan IV
Executive Producer
Jerry McFadden
Executive Producer
Gavin O'Connor
Executive Producer
Greg O'Connor
Executive Producer
Angela Shelton
Executive Producer
Joel Stillerman
Executive Producer
David Mansfield
Original Music
Dan Stoloff
Cinematographer
John Gilroy
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Critic Reviews for Tumbleweeds

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  • May 15, 2014
    Although compared to Thelma & Louise in some write ups, Tumbleweeds ends up falling significantly short of that mark. Although McTeer's brief appearance as a "star" is memorable, it is a film that sticks in your mind momentarily and forgotten quickly.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2007
    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 familiar, but not quite cliche. The acting is so genuine, fresh, and touching that you can't help but root for these two. There's an eerie undercurrent in the scenes with the boyfriend and the film doesn't shy away from Janet McTeer's character's deeply childish flaws I teared up during the motor home scene. Kimberly Brown and Janet McTeer give perfect performances. Aww....what a feel good movie.
    Joey N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2006
    Great movie, and kudos to Kimberly on her role.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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