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Not since 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer has a mainstream movie more accurately, insightfully, humorously or tear-jerkingly dramatized family life in our time than Stepmom!
Dallas Morning News:
When Susan Sarandon wants you to cry, you cry. When Julia Roberts wants you to smile, you smile.
New York Times:
These two actresses are so galvanized and team up so well that the women's relationship soon upstages anything having to do with the man.
The script is a mishmash of cliches, inferior melodrama, and howlingly embarrassing dialogue, and the director, Chris Columbus, shows no evidence that he understands the meaning of the term 'subtle'.
It's merely a soap opera with elevated production values and a sterling cast.
Never feels either real enough to move us deeply or bubbly enough to make us forget our woes.