Director Penny Marshall
Starring Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy
Drew Barrymore and director Penny Marshall join forces for a true-life dramedy about the tough (but laugh-packed!) life of a struggling mom, from teen pregnancy to flogging her story two decades later. From a clumsy flashback structure to Marshall's irritating direction, it never lets good drama get in the way of another sitcom moment.
Commentary by Drew Barrymore, HBO Making Of featurette, four smaller featurettes, trailers.The extras actually make Riding... sound more interesting than it is. And, with so few stars doing commentaries, it's good to see Drew taking her first crack at it, even if the result is disappointingly bland. Note for next time: stories good, plot analysis bad.