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“Stepmom”: Longing for Life After Death

Stepmom is about the difficult and strained relationship between a new stepmother and her husband's ex-wife. Both must learn to deal with and accept one another in their new roles, especially as they both attempt to raise the ex-wife's two young children.

In one Christmas scene, which poignantly portrays the human longing for life after death, 8-year-old Benjamin (Liam Aiken) enters the bedroom of his mother (Susan Sarandon), who is dying of cancer. He is excited ...

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