A harrowing, coming-of-age story based on the best selling novel by Janet Fitch. Twelve-year-old Astrid (Alison Lohman) shares an idyllic life with her mother Ingrid (Oscar-nominated Michelle Pfeiffer), a beautiful and free-spirited artist. When her mom is suddenly sent to prison for life for committing a crime of passion, Astrid is set adrift in the world. Alone to struggle to become her own person, she goes through foster home after foster home experiencing forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation and how it feels to be loved. Also starring Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Robin Wright Penn, Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Renee Zellweger, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Noah Wyle, Taryn Manning, Patrick Fugit, Billy Connolly and produced by John Wells (TV's "The West Wing," "ER"). Pfeiffer received a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and the New York Times says this film is "...superbly acted from top to bottom...!"