Redford commented on Johansson's remarkable maturity, saying that she was "13 going on 30." In 2001 the actress received even more positive attention from critics with her supporting role in After graduating PCS in 2002, Johansson soon found herself as one of Hollywood's top up-and-coming actresses.
"I was one of those jazz-hands kids," she told , an independent dramatic comedy.
That's not necessarily any reflection of who I was married to or what was happening in my marriage, but really where I was in my life." Considering Reynolds had jumped from a lengthy engagement with "You Oughta Know" singer Alanis Morisette into a romance with the that Johansson and Reynolds started as a case of opposites attract—and that in the end, they realized opposites are actually incompatible.
"He's more traditional and she's more independent," an insider said (via the ). There was a lack of warmth between them, that was troubling…He said it sounded like she was yelling at him every time she talked to him. "There has to be a real understanding of how you share your time, especially when two people's careers are going at the same rate.
Johansson played the younger sister of a pregnant teenager, both of whom were in foster care.
Johansson's twin brother, Hunter, also made an appearance in the film.