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среда, 2 ноября 2011 г.

Anywhere but Here: Mona Simpson's novel and movie

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Some time ago I wrote about Mona Simpson, the sister of Steve Jobs, who is currently a renown novelist. Mona Simpson's books are a great read. Quite simply, Simpson writes about American life and American dreams. 

"Anywhere but Here" is a 1999 American drama film, and it was one of the most significant ones in the career of a young, budding actress Natalie Portman. The screenplay for this movie was based on Mona Simpson's novel with the same name.




It's a story of the relationship between a mother and a teenage daughter who leave a rural town in Wisconsin to move to Beverly Hills where the mother wanted to realize her dreams. It turned out into a fascinating adventure where the daughter seems more practical than her reckless mother. But all that changes one day.

I'm sure you would love to watch the whole movie, and I encourage you to do that. To get you more excited, below is the trailer for this movie, and the listening comprehension assignment is in the comment line. Enjoy!