Katie Holmes was inspired by Angelina Jolie to make directorial debut. She told InStyle, "I read the book by Annie
Weatherwax and I optioned the rights. I was inspired by the mother-daughter story. I’m one of five, I have great parents,
I have wonderful sisters and a brother and it just felt like the characters were authentic and people that I understood."
"I’ve been inspired by Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Sarah Polley, and so many actresses."