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  • Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection (2016 Edition) [DVD] Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection (2016 Edition) | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £29.69  |  Saving you £20.30 (40.60%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The Complete 8-Film Collection (16-discs): Year 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban - Sirius Black. Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Year 7 - Part 1: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Year 7 - Part 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

  • Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection [Blu-ray] Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £35.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (4.90%)  |  RRP £36.99

    The Complete 8-Film Collection (16-discs): Year 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban - Sirius Black. Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Year 7 - Part 1: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Year 7 - Part 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2016 Edition) [DVD] Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2016 Edition) | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £7.69  |  Saving you £12.30 (61.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    First, J.K. Rowling's delightful bestseller, then an unforgettable movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is sheer screen enchantment. At its center is Harry, orphaned, unloved, rescued, enrolled as a wizard-in-training at Hogwarts Academy and as his telltale forehead scar shows, destined for great things. Enter into the world of Hogwarts and experience the rich characters, lavish surroundings, wizardly tools and customs, the high-flying sport of Quidditch ... and much more beyond imagining. For the most magic ever to visit your house, see you on Platform 9-3/4!

  • Mrs Doubtfire [1993] Mrs Doubtfire | DVD | (30/07/2001) from £3.33  |  Saving you £8.80 (67.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This huge 1993 hit for Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus (Home Alone), based on a novel called Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, stars Williams as a loving but flaky father estranged from his frustrated wife (Sally Field). Devastated by a court order limiting his time with the children, Williams's character disguises himself as a warm, old British nanny who becomes the kids' best friend. As with Dustin Hoffman's performance in Tootsie, Williams's drag act--buried under layers of latex and padding--is the show, and everything and everyone else on screen serves his sometimes frantic role. Since that's the case, it's fortunate that Williams is Williams, and his performance is terribly funny at times and exceptionally believable in those scenes where his character misses his children. Playing Williams's brother, a professional makeup artist, Harvey Fierstein has a good support role in a bright sequence where he tries a number of feminine looks on Williams before settling on Mrs Doubtfire's visage. --Tom Keogh

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2016 Edition) [DVD] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2016 Edition) | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £8.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (59.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!

  • Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection [4K UHD] [Blu-ray] [2017] Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £77.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    YEAR 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneâ?¢: The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. YEAR 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsâ?¢: Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. YEAR 3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanâ?¢: Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black. YEAR 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireâ?¢: Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. YEAR 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ?¢: When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. YEAR 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeâ?¢: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. YEAR 7 Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ?¢: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power the Horcruxes. The three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. YEAR 7 Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ?¢ Part 2: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Includes the complete 8-Part Documentary Series ?Creating the World of Harry Potter'.

  • Home Alone / Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Double Pack [DVD] [1990] Home Alone / Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Double Pack | DVD | (28/01/2013) from £5.09  |  Saving you £4.90 (49.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    <strong>Home Alone</strong>: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! <strong>Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York</strong>: Kevin McCalliste...

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief [DVD] Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £2.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out school - but that's the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life - and they're not happy. Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, Percy and his friends must embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true thief, save Percy's family, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

  • Rent [2005] Rent | DVD | (14/08/2006) from £3.00  |  Saving you £14.99 (83.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    No day but today. Based on the hit musical Rent tells the story of eight friends dealing with life and love in Manhattan's Alphabet City. Wannabe filmmaker Mark and songwriter Roger are facing eviction at the hands of their former roommate and current landlord Benny. Benny has married rich moved out of the neighborhood and wants to build a state-of-the-art studio where the local tent city stands...

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2016 Edition) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2016 Edition) | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £8.97  |  Saving you £14.40 (57.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!

  • Home Alone Collection [DVD] Home Alone Collection | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £5.99  |  Saving you £3.73 (38.40%)  |  RRP £9.72

    Home Alone: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York: Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back. But this time he's in New York City - with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin are bound for New York too plotting a huge holiday heist. Home Alone 3: International crooks hide a top-secret computer chip inside a toy car but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of eight-year-old Alex Pruitt who's home alone with the chicken pox. Madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends his house against the bumbling bad guys armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps. Home Alone 4: Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants partners up with a new criminal to hit Natalie's mansion with only Kevin left inside to fend them off in any devious and destructive way he can!

  • Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief/Percy Jackson: Sea Of ... [DVD] Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief/Percy Jackson: Sea Of ... | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £7.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (68.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Double bill of fantasy adventures based on the bestselling children's books by Rick Riordan. In 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' (2010) 12-year-old New Yorker Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) discovers he is the descendant of a Greek god. Following the revelation, he sets out on a cross-country adventure to settle an ongoing feud between the 'Big Three' - Zeus (Sean Bean), Hades (Steve Coogan) and Poseidon (Kevin McKidd) - and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. Uma ...

  • Adventures In Babysitting [1987] Adventures In Babysitting | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £4.29  |  Saving you £10.70 (71.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) agrees to babysit after her ""dream"" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening Chris settles down with the three kids for a night of TV and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures!

  • Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York [1992] Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York | DVD | (27/11/2000) from £2.84  |  Saving you £5.15 (64.50%)  |  RRP £7.99

    This somewhat unpleasant 1992 sequel to the blockbuster Home Alone revisits the first film's gimmick by stranding Macaulay Culkin's character in New York City while his family ends up somewhere else. Again, the little guy meets up with colourful people on the margins of society (including a pigeon woman played by Brenda Fricker) and again he gets into a prop-heavy battle with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The latter sequence is even worse than the first film in terms of violence inflicted on the two villains (director Chris Columbus, who also made the first film, can't seem to emphasise the slapstick over the graphic effects of the fight). The best running joke finds a concierge (Tim Curry) at the swank hotel where Culkin is staying trying and failing to prove that the boy is on his own. --Tom Keogh

  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets [DVD] [2002] Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.82  |  Saving you £1.00 (12.50%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Cars fly trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts spiders talk letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard he's a hero! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets the second installment in the Harry Potter series follows Harry Ron and Hermione through their second year at Hogwarts School. The DVD delivers another adventure with more magic more laughs and more thrills. It has 19 additional/extended scenes self-guided tours including background characters an exclusive interview with author J.K. Rowling and screenwriter Steve Kloves and all-new interactive challenges.

  • Harry Potter Collection - Years 1-7 Part 1 [DVD] Harry Potter Collection - Years 1-7 Part 1 | DVD | (11/04/2011) from £15.99  |  Saving you £34.00 (68.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Titles Comprise: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone: Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of a powerful witch and wizard and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime discovering a world of magic and fantasy where he is destined to live. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Cars fly trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts spiders talk letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban: It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. More terrifying than his increasingly difficult classes is the fact that convicted murderer Sirius Black (Oldman) an associate of Lord Voldemort has escaped Azkaban prison and could be coming after him... Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire: Beset by nightmares that leave his scar hurting more than usual Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is all too happy to escape his disturbing dreams by attending the Quidditch World Cup with his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). But something sinister ignites the skies at the Quidditch campsite; the Dark Mark the sign of the evil Lord Voldemort. It's conjured by his followers the Death Eaters who haven't dared to appear in public since Voldemort was last seen thirteen years ago - the night he murdered Harry's parents. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster Albus Dumbledore is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job the Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron Harry takes matters into his own hands. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince: Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1: Part 1 begins as Harry Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction-the Horcruxes. On their own without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire [Blu-ray] [1993] Mrs. Doubtfire | Blu Ray | (04/03/2013) from £5.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    How far would an ordinary father go to spend more time with his children? Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife (Sally Field) needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the woman he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family. Outrageous, hilarious and often touching, Robin Williams makes this box-office hit a film to be watched again and again.

  • The Wizarding World 9 Film Collection [Blu-ray] [2017] The Wizarding World 9 Film Collection | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £42.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    YEAR 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneâ?¢: The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. YEAR 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsâ?¢: Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. YEAR 3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanâ?¢: Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black. YEAR 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireâ?¢: Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. YEAR 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ?¢: When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. YEAR 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeâ?¢: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. YEAR 7 Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ?¢: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power the Horcruxes. The three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. YEAR 7 Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ?¢ Part 2: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Includes the complete 8-Part Documentary Series ?Creating the World of Harry Potter'. Fantastic Beasts Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces. Extras: Fantastic Beasts - Over an Hour of Expansive, Multipart Featurettes - Meet the fantastic characters and beasts and learn their stories, then immerse yourself in MACUSA, Newt's case and more of the film's locations. Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins! - Deleted Scenes

  • Home Alone [1990] Home Alone | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £3.89  |  Saving you £6.10 (61.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Written and produced by John Hughes this madcap slapstick adventure features an all-star supporting cast including Catherine O'Hara and John Heard as Kevin's parents Joe Pesci and Daniel Stem as the burglars and John Candy as the ""Polka King of the Midwest.""

  • Stepmom [1999] Stepmom | DVD | (31/01/2011) from £4.15  |  Saving you £1.60 (26.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Although Stepmom was dismissed as a contender in the 1998 Oscar race, it's worth giving a second chance to this rather cogent, sharp-tongued look at second chances. Susan Sarandon's performance as a mum about to be replaced by her ex-husband's new girlfriend (played by Julia Roberts) has a lot of bite, and it's a shame the script opted to trivialise her plight in its final reel. Initially, the rancour that passes between divorced mum Jackie (Sarandon) and trendy fashion photographer Isabel (Roberts) rings true, aided by the sincerity of Jackie's ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris) and the emotional plight of their children, who have the most to lose in their parents' divorce. As the drama makes clear, the children are the real victims in the agony that ensues between old and new love. Director Chris Columbus, who is adept at showing familial chaos (he directed Mrs. Doubtfire and Home Alone) with a sanitised minimum of lingering emotional damage, actually manages to dig a trifle deeper than usual in exploring the jealousy and hurt that occur when the baton is passed between a birth mum and the younger wife who steps into her shoes. Stepmom fortunately manages to touch on that chord--showing how an ambitious woman might feel hampered by the responsibility of children just because she's fallen in love with their dad--as well as the haunting grief that it causes their birth mum. It's an issue that haunts millions of second wives everywhere, and while Roberts conveys the confusion of being taken for granted in the melee that follows, it's Sarandon who walks off with the film. She's relentless in her fury, and everyone else in the film--the generally excellent Harris included--is sideswiped. It's just a shame that Hollywood once again wimps out in the end, solving the problem by giving Sarandon a terminal illness. Instead of allowing Jackie and Isabel's relationship to unfold on something less than a high note, the movie has to quell its best thing with a false payoff because it doesn't know what to do with real life. --Paula Nechak, Amazon.com

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