Stepmom is one of the most delightful movies in recent times ... ! It's atouching tale of maternal love that doesn't fail to move you no matter howmany times you see it. It's a gem !<br><br>Stepmom tells you the story of an American marriage that loses its sparkwith time and the man seeks love outside of it. This sensitive film dealswith how the family handles the delicate situation --- at times, holding outbravely ... and at other times, buckling under the emotional trauma ! Theother woman, very ably portrayed by Julia Roberts, is a genuinely good humanbeing who tries to bond with her lovers' kids inspite of their mother's (andtheir own) initial bitterness towards her. The plot thickens when the motherof the kids, portrayed with finesse by Susan Sarandon, is found to havecancer. The mother's days in the world are now numbered and the family mustlearn to carry on without her ... ! Stepmom now paints a warm and endearingpicture of how the members of this family reconcile their differences andstand united and strong in the face of this crisis.<br><br>It would be UNFAIR if I rated this one anything less than 9 ... !
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father's life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. But Jackie, a full-time mother, regards Isabel's efforts as offensively insufficient. She can't understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnose of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together.
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