Robin (Mary- Louise Parker) is traveling across the country from the northern east coast to California. When she puts out an ad for traveling companions she gets Jane (Whoopi Goldberg). Robin is leaving to town because she just got out of a relationship. When they stop in Pittsburg they come across Holly (Drew Barrymore), a pregnant woman who's escaping her abusive, drug addicted boyfriend. When they get in an argument and Holly fears for her life, she accidently kills him with a baseball bat.
The girls leave town and continue on to California. They make it as far as Tucson, Arizona but have to stop because of a secret Robin has been keeping. It's then that they learn that Holly did in fact, accidently kill her boyfriend trying to escaping him. That's when Abe a local policeman arrest her but also falls for her before arresting her.
Robin, Jane and Holly start out of by being traveling companions but become friends. They face challenges and life problems together and through that they become real friends and want to be there for each other. Their all escaping something and in the escaping they find the answers and peace that they need.
If you've never seen this 1990's classic. Watch it!