Brian J. De Palma
Pulling up stakes for a fresh start in Las Vegas, aspiring singer Reese (Karen Allen) and daughter Emily (Brittany Murphy) are looking forward to the future with optimism. But mom's problem drinking and her struggles to pay the bills threaten the pair's plans for a better life. Frequently cast in the role of mothering her own mother, teenage Emily must learn to hold on to hope in this poignant coming-of-age drama.