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Christopher N Rowley (2006)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A sort of middle-aged Thelma & Louise - minus much of the rebellion - this is a well-crafted if rather bland chick flick that is lifted out of the ordinary by an A-list cast. Jessica Lange plays a recently widowed woman who faces losing her house to her resentful step-daughter (Christine Baranski) unless she delivers the ashes of her dead husband to California for burial alongside his first wife. Reluctantly, she agrees but decides to deliver them in person and with the support of her best pals (Kathy Bates and Joan Allen) she sets off on a cross-country trip in an old Bonneville convertible. En route, Lange reminisces about her late husband, Bates gets to romance laidback trucker Tom Skerritt and the uptight Allen frets about their behaviour. Not a lot happens, but it doesn't get too treacly and the leads are effortless in familiar roles.


A recently widowed woman gets drawn into a conflict with her late husband's daughter from a previous marriage, who insists her father should be laid to rest next to her mother. Reluctantly, the widow sets off on a cross-country trip with her two best friends in tow to fulfil her stepdaughter's wishes, while coming to terms with her loss along the way. Drama, with Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Kathy Bates.

Cast & Crew

Arvilla Holden Jessica Lange
Margene Cunningham Kathy Bates
Carol Brimm Joan Allen
Francine Holden Packard Christine Baranski
Bo Victor Rasuk
Bill Packard Tom Amandes
Arlo Brimm Tom Wopat
Emmett L Johnson Tom Skerritt
Director Christopher N Rowley
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, edited for language. Available on: Available on DVD


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