Riding In Cars With Boys

Based on a true story, Drew Barrymore plays Beverly, a college-bound young woman with a flair for writing. Her life is forever altered when she becomes pregnant at 15. Against her own desires, she marries her baby's father, Ray (Steve Zahn), and struggles with both motherhood and her husband's drug addiction, all the while still fighting for a better life.

  • Starring: Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy, Steve Zahn, Lorraine Bracco and James Woods
  • Director(s): Penny Marshall
  • Producer(s): Flower Films
  • Screenwriter(s): Morgan Ward
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Animal Actors, Inc.
  • Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2001
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Dog Days of Summer As Ray and his son throw rocks a t some empty cans, a black dog stands by Ray's side. Later, a Shepherd dog trots in the background. For these scenes, trainers merely cued the dogs to either "stay" or "come" from off-camera, and the pooches happily obliged.