Blue Car (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 May 2003 (USA)
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A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Denning (Meg)
Regan Arnold ...
Michael Joseph Thomas Ward ...
Dad (as Mike Ward)
Wayne Armstrong ...
Aftab Pureval ...
Boy in Class
Wendy Lardin ...
Georgia's Mom
Jenn O'nofrio ...
Blonde Girl
Michael Raysses ...
Mr. Kastran
Diner Waitress


Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her English teacher, Mr. Auster. But what started out as a mentoring relationship begins to get a bit more complex. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kék autó  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,087 (USA) (2 May 2003)


$464,126 (USA) (18 July 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was edited on an Apple Macintosh Computer with "Final Cut Pro" and "Cinema Tools" software. See more »


When Mr. Auster is standing on the beach talking to Meg, his collar alternates between straightened and not straightened. See more »


[Repeated line]
Auster: Are you okay?
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Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »


Some Remain
Written and Performed by Mick Mahan
(c) 1998 Octave Below Music (BMI)
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How Often Do You Get a Movie Featuring Poetry?
13 April 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

How often do you see a movie which does a good job of portraying the real complexities of a relationship? In other hands this would have ended up as a crass made-for-TV movie, but in Moncrieff's talented hands the characters have a real chance to be the flawed but still moving personalities they are. A wonderful and different coming-of-age story and a subtle treatment of several relationships, each of which turns out to be more complex than even the characters initially understand.

A great example of a fine film on a very modest budget. My only criticism is that I would have liked to hear more about the evolution of the story from the writer's perspective during the DVD commentary. That criticism has nothing to do with the film itself.

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