Anywhere But Here [P&S] [DVD] [1999]

Wayne Wang's Anywhere But Here comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.0, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from 20th Centur Fox that does an excellent job of presenting the film.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) and Pan & Scan (1.33:1)
  • English 5.0 Surround, French Surround, Spanish Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


Anywhere But Here
As with his earlier film The Joy Luck Club (1993), Chinese director Wayne Wang tackles mother-daughter relationships in this coming of age comedy-drama. Susan Sarandon stars as Adele August, a Bay City, Wisconsin, mother who longs for a more exciting and glamorous life in Beverly Hills, California. So she leaves her husband (Ray Baker) and packs her reluctant daughter Ann (Natalie Portman) into a gold Mercedes Benz, heading for L.A. When they arrive and move into an apartment they can't really afford, it becomes clear that Ann is the mature half of the duo, while Adele, a dreamer, is not firmly grounded in reality. Her plans include Ann's future career as an actress (a profession in which the girl has no interest) and landing a rich and handsome husband for herself, such as a dentist (Hart Bochner) who never calls Adele again after a one-night stand. When a family tragedy provokes a crisis between mother and daughter, the irresponsible Adele is forced to become a traditional mom for once. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon - Adele August
  • Natalie Portman
    Natalie Portman - Ann August
  • Eileen Ryan
    Eileen Ryan - Lillian
  • Ray Baker
    Ray Baker - Ted
  • John Diehl
    John Diehl - Jimmy

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My niece & I love this movie!!! We've watched it several times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    sweet but sometimes sad movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    well done movie about teen and her view of her parents

    I would recommend this to a friend

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