Tumbleweeds ★★½ 1998 (PG-13)
Mary Jo Walker (McTeer) has been married numerous times and been in even more relationships. 12yearold daughter Ava (Brown) knows that when things go wrong with mom's romantic prospects they pack up and hit the road, which is why they're on their way to San Diego. Of course, Mary Jo meets trucker Jack (O'Connor) along the way and decides to shack up with him when they reach their destination, while the remarkably resilient Ava settles into another new life. But since Mary Jo has such lousy judgment (except about her love for Ava) this motherdaughter duo is headed for rocky times ahead. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown, Gavin O'Connor, Jay O. Sanders, Lois Smith, Laurel Holloman, Michael J. Pollard, Noah Emmerich; D: Gavin O'Connor; W: Angela Shelton, Gavin O'Connor; C: Dan Stoloff; M: David Mansfield. Golden Globes ‘00: Actress—Mus./ Comedy (McTeer); Ind. Spirit ‘00: Debut Perf. (Brown); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘99: Actress (McTeer); Sundance ‘99: Filmmakers Trophy.