White Oleander (2002)

I’ve had this DVD for years and never watched it, and finally I popped it in. Oh man, I had no idea – White Oleander is amazing. This movie really hit me. It was such a great story that really explored the life and development of the main character, Astrid.


You could really see this young woman losing her innocence, learning about the world the hard way, and coming of age and taking control of her life, at least as best she could. I like Patrick Fugit too but didn’t love his character, but luckily it wasn’t too major of a role.

This was a pretty big hitting movie, not something I’d want to watch every month or anything, but I’ll definitely watch it again. Probably to share it with someone important.