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Release Date: October 11, 2002 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: March 11, 2003
Oleander can be poisonous...
So can a mother's love.
White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Astrid, a girl whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes - each its own
universe with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned - becomes a redeeming journey of self-discovery.
Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by Janet Fitch, White Oleander follows a young woman's journey through hardship and
loss to maturity, joy and true independence.
After her uncompromising but seductive mother Ingrid (Pfeiffer) kills her boyfriend for abandoning her, fifteen-year-old Astrid
(Lohman) witnesses her mother's arrest. It's an event that will change the course of both their lives.
Suddenly, young Astrid is on her own.
Shuttled through a series of foster homes, Astrid struggles to master the techniques she needs if she's to survive the unyielding
and often harsh world she's thrust into. Astrid tries desperately to forge her own identity within her ever-changing environment.
From behind bars, Ingrid's powerful influence is the only constant in Astrid's life. For good, and for bad...
In the three years that mark her passage from child to adult, Astrid must learn the value of independence and courage, rage and
forgiveness, love and survival, to earn her freedom from the past.
||Warner Bros. Pictures
||Hunt Lowry, John Wells
||Alison Lohman, Robin Wright, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Billy Connolly, Svetlana Efremova, Patrick Fugit, Cole Hauser, Noah Wyle, Marc Donato
||Mary Agnes Donoghue