White Oleander
First screened in October 2002
Director: Peter Kosminsky. Cast: Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright Penn, Svetlana Efremova, Patrick Fugit, Cole Hauser, Noah Wyle, Billy Connolly, Amy Aquino, Taryn Manning. Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue (based on the novel by Janet Fitch).

Twitter Capsule: Critics singled out Pfeiffer but whole cast performs with distinction. Still, filmmaking and scenario feel dubious.

VOR:   If you're not invested in these particular actors, it's unclear what you'll take away. Would be wholly at home on A&E.

Photo © 2002 Warner Bros. Pictures/Gaylord Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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