Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Shawn Hatosy, Corbin Allred...
US Release Date: November 12, 1999
Filmed: during the summer of 1998 (June 29 - September)
in California (Beverly Hills, Westwood & LA) & Nevada
Natalie's Character: Ann August
Plot Summary: 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. and then things
go to hell.
Notes: Natalie first passed on this film because of a
nude scene she felt was unnecessary. After Susan
Sarandon heard Natalie wasn't going to do the film, she
dropped out too. The director Wayne Wang changed the
script to drop the nude scene and Natalie and Susan were
back in. Natalie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress for this role.