White Oleander (2002)

Plot: Astrid (Alison Lohman) has always expected peace in her life with her eccentric mother Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when Ingrid commits a murder, the peace is disrupted, and Astrid is taken away, only to spend the next three years of her life going in and out of foster and group homes. Some families offer warmth (Renee Zellweger and Noah Wyle) and others like Starr Thomas (Robin Wright) offer jealousy and hatred.

Director: Peter Kosminsky

Writing Credits: Janet Fitch (novel) & Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Cast: Alison Lohman, Robin Wright Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Reéne Zellweger, Billy Connolly, Svetlana Efremova, Patrick Fugit, Cole Hauser, Noah Whyle, Amy Aquino, Liz Stauber, Marc Donato, Allison Munn, Taryn Manning & Melissa McCarthy.

Music by: Thomas Newman

Genre: Drama

Budget: $16.000.000

Filming Dates: 23 April 2001 – 18 June 2001

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

USA Release Date: 11 October 2002

Box Office USA: $16,357,770 | Widest release: 1,510 theaters

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements concerning dysfunctional relationships, drug content, language, sexuality and violence.

Runtime: 109 minutes

Stand-in Robin Wright: Mindy Miller

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