William Paul Steele
This is the story of Mrs. Flax (Cher), an eccentric single mother, and her two children, Charlotte (Winona Ryder) and Kate (Christina Ricci). Charlotte is ashamed of her mother's theatrical behavior and strives to become the best Catholic possible -- even though her family is Jewish. Kate, meanwhile, has her sights set on being the world's greatest swimmer. When Mrs. Flax moves the clan to New England, the trio learns the true meaning of family.