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A free-spirited Southern woman and her bright 12-year-old daughter travel on a journey of discovery as they take a road trip from Missouri to San Diego.
© 1999 New Line Productions, Inc.
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Critics Consensus: Strong performances add authenticity and depth.
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Common Sense Says
Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although the mother portrayed in Tumbleweeds can be irresponsible, viewers never doubt that she loves her daughter and wants her to be happy. Still, because of her poor decisions and erratic lifestyle, Mary Jo does cause instability and emotional trauma in her daughter's life. There also are some scenes with mild violence and sexuality, such as when a couple has a heated, potentially physical argument and when a preteen girl comes home from school to find her mother making out with a strange man. Some strong language, including "f--k" and "goddamn."
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:November 24, 1999
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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