White Oleander (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

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  • Alison Lohman at an event for White Oleander (2002)
  • Pierce Brosnan and Aidan Quinn at an event for White Oleander (2002)
  • Robin Wright and Alison Lohman at an event for White Oleander (2002)
  • Cole Hauser and Alison Lohman in White Oleander (2002)
  • Pierce Brosnan and Aidan Quinn at an event for White Oleander (2002)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger in White Oleander (2002)

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Many people in the film industry felt sure that Michelle Pfeiffer would receive an Oscar nomination for her turn as the murderous mother, but the film's failure at the box-office coupled with the aggressive marketing campaign for Chicago (2002) actresses Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the same ... ...


Astrid: Never let a man spend the night, she said. Never apologize, never explain. She was breaking all her rules, and it would change everything.


Astrid says her father left when she was two years old when she talks with Ray, but toward the end of the movie, Ingrid tells Astrid her father left when she was six months old.

Alternate Versions

Additional scenes featured on the DVD release that is not from the final print:

  • A scene where Astrid defends her brother (in the first foster home) after Starr beats him up.
  • A scene immediately after featuring Astrid and her brother (still in the first foster home) lying to the parademic asking how he broke his arm.
  • A scene where Claire can't decide which cereal they want to eat for breakfast and makes Astrid choose one.
  • A scene featuring Claire and Astrid riding home in the car after visiting Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer). Claire tells Astrid what Ingrid told her.
  • A scene where Astrid is drawing Claire's picture and Mark asking Astrid if she took his pen.
  • A scene where Astrid leaves to go back to Mac. Mark asks Astrid if she wants to go to Claire's funeral in which she declines to. He then gives her a lot of money before getting to the van.


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