导演：克里斯·哥伦布 Chris Columbus
主演：朱莉娅·罗伯茨 Julia Roberts
苏珊·萨兰登 Susan Sarandon
艾德·哈里斯 Ed Harris
吉娜·马隆 Jena Malone
连·艾肯 Liam Aiken
琳恩·维特菲尔德 Lynn Whitfield
Jackie 和 Luke Harrison (分别由Susan Sarandon 和 Ed Harris 饰演)是一对离婚的夫妇，他们正在努力帮助他们的孩子Anna (Jena Malone 饰) and Ben (Liam Aiken 饰)高兴地接受生活方式的突然改变。
这并不容易，因为律师Luke 和他的新女友Isabel (Julia Roberts 饰)住在了一起。Isabel 是一位成功的时尚摄影师，比他小几岁。Isabel 努力让Anna 和 Ben 和她在一起感到舒适和快乐，但Anna 一再拒绝她的提议，而通常善待Isabel 的Ben，用他的爱捣蛋的天性增加了额外的复杂性......
Jackie and Luke Harrison (Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris) are a divorced couple that are struggling to help their children Anna (Jena Malone) and Ben (Liam Aiken) be happy with this sudden change of lifestyle.
This is far from easy, as Luke, an attorney, is living with his new girlfriend Isabel (Julia Roberts), a successful fashion photographer several years his junior. Isabel tries very hard to make Anna and Ben feel comfortable and happy with her, but Anna repeatedly rejects her overtures while Ben, who is generally kind to Isabel, adds extra complication with his mischievous nature. Isabel behaves with contempt tempered by caution around Jackie, believing she overcompensates for her divorce by spoiling her children. Conversely, Jackie, a former publisher turned stay-at-home-mom, gives Isabel a cold reception, seeing her as an overly ambitious career woman. She also continues to harbor malice towards Luke (as can be seen in a confrontation about Isabel). After a long string of arguments and hurt feelings involving Isabel, Jackie and Anna, Luke proposes to Isabel, making her Anna and Ben's soon-to-be official stepmom. This causes even more friction.
However, Jackie is diagnosed with lymphoma, which is discovered to be terminal. She experiences a range of negative emotions, angry at the woman who she feels played a role in her broken family, and angry at the fact that after all of the sacrifices she made for her family, she will not even get to see her children grow up. Jackie and Isabel clash repeatedly, largely over Isabel's parenting. This becomes evident when Ben goes missing on Isabel's watch and Jackie claims that she has never lost him, which she later admits to be untrue. However, they manage to establish a shaky truce, as both Jackie and Isabel come to terms with the fact that Isabel will soon step into the role of surrogate mother.
The two women finally bond when Isabel reveals her admiration of Jackie's maternal instincts, while Jackie in turn praises Isabel's hipness as a means to connect with Anna. Isabel finally lets her guard down when she tearfully tells Jackie her biggest fear is that on Anna's wedding day, all Anna will wish for is her mother's presence. Through her own tears, Jackie says her own fear is that Anna will forget her. Jackie explains to Isabel that, while Jackie will always have their past, Isabel will have their future.
The film ends with the family celebrating Christmas. Jackie, bedridden from her illness, is visited in her room by Ben and Anna. Individually, Jackie tells her children after giving them their presents that even though she will die, she will always be with them as long as they remember her. Later that day, Isabel is taking a family picture of Luke and Jackie with their children. Jackie demonstrates her acceptance of Isabel by inviting her to join them in the portrait, stating "let's get [a photo] with the whole family". Isabel does, and as the closing credits begin, both women are shown happily in a photo side by side, finally at peace with one another and future events (Jackie's death and Isabel's marriage to Luke).
朱莉娅·罗伯茨 Julia Roberts .... Isabel Kelly
苏珊·萨兰登 Susan Sarandon .... Jackie Harrison
艾德·哈里斯 Ed Harris .... Luke Harrison
吉娜·马隆 Jena Malone .... Anna Harrison
连·艾肯 Liam Aiken .... Ben Harrison
琳恩·维特菲尔德 Lynn Whitfield .... Dr. P. Sweikert
Darrell Larson .... Duncan Samuels
Mary Louise Wilson .... Mrs. Franklin
Andre B. Blake .... Cooper (as Andre Blake)
Russel Harper .... Photo Assistant
Jack Eagle .... Craft Service Man
Lu Celania Sierra .... Photo Shoot Model
Lauma Zemzare .... Photo Shoot Model
Holly Schenck .... Photo Shoot Model
Michelle Stone .... Photo Shoot Model
Annett Esser .... Photo Shoot Model
Monique Rodrique .... Photo Shoot Model
Sal Mistretta .... Ad Executive
Rex Hays .... Ad Executive
Alice Liu .... Ad Executive