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Stepmom Reviews

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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A lab-engineered weepie!
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The acting is good, as is a fair portion of the dialogue and quite a number of individual scenes.
January 1, 2000
When Susan Sarandon wants you to cry, you cry. When Julia Roberts wants you to smile, you smile.
January 1, 2000
A very bland pudding!
January 1, 2000
Not since 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer has a mainstream movie more accurately, insightfully, humorously or tear-jerkingly dramatized family life in our time than Stepmom!
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Never feels either real enough to move us deeply or bubbly enough to make us forget our woes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
These two actresses are so galvanized and team up so well that the women's relationship soon upstages anything having to do with the man.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
You won't be able to suspend your disbelief, but you will need extra tissues.
January 1, 2000
It's a film that takes valid, complex family dynamics regarding divorce, remarriage, and parenting and reduces it all to bitchy catfighting, obvious button-pushing, and tawdry clichés.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Too loud, bright and shallow for its subject!
January 1, 2000
It's merely a soap opera with elevated production values and a sterling cast.
January 1, 2000
The script is a mishmash of clichés, inferior melodrama, and howlingly embarrassing dialogue, and the director, Chris Columbus, shows no evidence that he understands the meaning of the term 'subtle'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Who knew Sarandon's headlight eyes and Roberts' high-beam smile would complement one another so well?