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Genres: Drama
Actors: Amy Aquino , John Billingsley , Elisa Bocanegra , Darlene Bohorquez , Solomon Burke Jr. , Scott Allan Campbell , Sam Catlin , Debra Christofferson , Billy Connolly , Marc Donato , Svetlana Efremova , Patrick Fugit , Vernon Haas , Sean Happy , Cole Hauser
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Country: United States
Year: 2002
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 (18682 votes)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as “The goat man”) comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid’s gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid’s gift is to teach her Mother about love.

Film Review

This was an excellent movie, very emotional and moving.Michelle Pfeiffer looks more like she belongs in a beauty contest than in prison. She still did a good job with Ingrid, though. But it was Renee Zellweger who steals the show with her portrayal of Claire Richards, the suicidal foster mother. This is such a different role for her. It shows that she can act in dramas just as well as in comedies and thrillers. Allison Lohmann was very convincing in her role of Astrid, which I think this is her first big film.This is an excellent movie, but it is more of a chick flick than an ‘everybody’ movie. Also, don’t watch this movie if you are in the mood to be cheered up lol, as although this is a great movie it is not a very happy one🙂

I loved this movie, it was a faithful adaptation of the book (which I also loved) and the acting was excellent. Alison Lohman was just perfect in the role. I totally bought Astrid's absolute confusion and anguish when her life is turned upside down, and her slow transformation to survivor and artistic soul. Astrid realizes, in a mature way her mother can't even grasp, that she must acknowledge her mother's role in her life and her mother's contribution to who she is and who she will become, while at the same time breaking away from her mother and becoming her own person. I think Lohman's acting steals the show, away from Pfeiffer, Zellweger and the rest (though everyone was good, especially Robin Wright Penn and even Rena, the foster "mom" who makes her sell her own clothes). I've watched it more than once because if I just happen to run across it and watch it for a minute, I'm hooked and have to watch it all again.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Alison Loman and mother and daughter in "White Oleander," a 2002 film also starring Renee Zwelleger, Robin Wright Penn, Noah Wylie, and Patrick Fugit. Pfeiffer plays Ingrid, a beautiful photographer who is a single mother trying to teach her daughter about the sensations of art, about observation, and about the power of independence. But with a twist. The type of independence she's teaching is a bitter, tough one spent in isolation. Mom is not exactly independent in this way herself, and when a love affair goes wrong, she poisons her lover while her daughter, Astrid, waits in the car. (We see the film from Astrid's point of view, so the details of the murder are not given to us fully.) Once Ingried is arrested, Astrid is placed in a series of foster and state homes, each one a total disaster. The first one is with a born-again Christian named Starr (Penn) who looks like a slut, lives with her still married boyfriend Ray, with whom she has hot, l…

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