General Information

Glossary: R
Released Year: 2001
Runtime: 132 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: Penny Marshall
Casts: Peter Facinelli, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy, Logan Lerman, Rosie Perez, James Woods, Steve Zahn, Lorraine Bracco, Desmond Harrington, Mika Boorem, Marisa Ryan, Paz de la Huerta, Sara Gilbert, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Susan Forristal, Adam Garcia
IMDB: Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

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IMDB Rating: 6.5


Baltimore Sun - Chris Kaltenbach
Barrymore gives a performance that's nuanced, assured and captivating.
The New York Times - Stephen Holden
As the movie jumps back and forth in time, it displays an impressive cut-and-paste agility, skillfully interweaving humor and drama without tipping over into farce or soap opera.
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
When Barrymore finally gets mean, the movie finally gets good. Then comes another sing-along, dammit.
Film Threat - Michael Dequina
Whatever distinguished "Riding in Cars with Boys" the book certainly doesn't show up in the movie.
New York Post - Jonathan Foreman
A messy, woefully uneven chick flick.

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.