A few laughs, a few tears but also a few too many yawns are to be found in Edward Zwick's LEAVING NORMAL, a road movie that mainlines sugary whimsicality.
Marianne Johnson (Meg Tilly) yearns to settle down after a childhood spent moving around with her wandering parents and sister. But she can't stay put, even in adulthood. Married and living in Normal, Wyoming, she takes yet another powder after her husband takes a swing at her. On her way out of
town--she's headed for Portland, Oregon, where her sister has settled down with a husband and two kids--Marianne meets up with hardbitten cocktail waitress Darly Peters (Christine Lahti), who's just found out that her ...