Anywhere But Here

Synopsis: Fed up with her small-town Bay City existence, Adele August leaves her family and second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behaviour and in turns plans to get away to university on the east coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Wayne Wang
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

the best schooI district in the U.S.

You'II be a chiId actor,

whiIe stiII a chiId.

You don't have a job

in the L.A. schooI district.

I wiII. I have an interview

and a great outfit.

-You hungry?

-I don't know.

-Excuse me?

-I don't know.

Great!So am I.

So. . . .

Look at that. Is it the most

beautifuI car you've ever seen?

No. I hate that car.

I miss the PIymouth.

Baby, nobody misses a PIymouth.

-It's your coIor.

-It is, isn't it?

Look at this. It's so beautifuI.

-How's it feeI?


-We can't afford this.

-I have savings.

I'II dip into my retirement fund.

This car doesn't beIong in Bay City.

Neither do we.

We'II drive to BeverIy HiIIs

in this car.

This pIace Iooks expensive.

I'II worry about that.

Now we're in BeverIy HiIIs,

maybe we'II caII you "Heather. "

-It smeIIs nice. How much is the room?

-It's $1 200.

A night?

I don't know that it's Iarge enough.

-Do you have any viIIas?

-Not right now.

Mom, I'm tired.

Where wiII we sIeep tonight?

Sweet Pea, you are just as pretty

as these girIs on TV.

I think you're prettier.

Sweetie? Are you aII right?

You've been in there over an hour.

Okay, weII, I'm gonna go to sIeep

now. And I think you shouId soon. . .

. . .because you need your beauty rest.

Okay? Okay, good night.

I miss everyone in Bay City so much.

I don 't know how I'll survive

without Benny.

And my best friend, good little Mary.

Serious Mary, Benny and I...

... we were inseparable.

I made this for you.

It's tin and painted on one side

with goId dust.

-It's not reaI goId dust.

-Ann, we're ready to go'

Where do you want

the cookies and the sandwiches?

Mom, thanks.

You didn't give her aII the cookies?

CaII us from the road.

-You'II visit us.

-She doesn't have a pIace to Iive.

-Stop worrying about it, Ma.

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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