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1998 R 128 minutes
When a tough New Yorker (Renée Zellweger) learns her mother (Meryl Streep, in an Oscar-nominated performance) has cancer, she quits her job, breaks up with her boyfriend and moves back in with her parents to help out. But she inadvertently uncovers several family secrets, including one about her philandering father (William Hurt). Carl Franklin directs this tear-jerking adaptation of Anna Quindlen's novel of the same name.
Great movie, it shows the sacrifice some make for their family. It also shows how not everything is what it seems, it shows that just because we think something isn't right, doesn't mean that it doesn't work for some. It also shows how someone can do what is selfless for the ones they love. Sad movie, real tear jerker!!