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Blue Car (2002)

 -  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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Megan Denning (Meg)
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Diane
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Delia
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Pat
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Lily
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Georgia
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Michael Joseph Thomas Ward ...
Dad (as Mike Ward)
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Boy in Class
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Blonde Girl
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Mr. Kastran
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Diner Waitress
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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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Sometimes it takes a journey to find yourself. See more »

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

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$464,126 (USA) (18 July 2003)
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The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2002. See more »

Goofs

When Meg changes to join Auster and family on the beach, she has on a red bikini and over it, a red sweater. She has the sweater on when she gets there. But later, when Auster asks to "walk her home," she does not have the sweater, and Auster has to lend her his gray sweater to keep her warm. See more »

Quotes

[after looking over her poem]
Auster: Okay... you tell me.
Meg: I don't know.
Auster: Why not? Are you afraid I'm going to tell you your work stinks?
Meg: Does it?
Auster: What do you think?
Meg: Probably. I don't know.
Auster: Come back when you do.
[rises, starts to leave]
Meg: It doesn't stink. There's a line that I like.
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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Spit Upon
Written by Theo Ezell, David Hayden and Kitusai
Performed by Theo's Thang featuring David Hayden and Kitusai
Music Animals Productions (ASCAP)
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A true gem from the indie world:Bruckner is flawless
13 May 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

BLUE CAR (2003) **** David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher, A.J. Buckley, Regan Arnold, Sarah Beuhler, Dustin Sterling, Mike Ward. Excellent indie festival hit about a teenage girl (Bruckner in a heartbreakingly raw turn) whose only solace from her crumbling domestic life is in her gift as a poet is mentored by her well-meaning but clearly coercive English teacher (Strathairn in one of his best performances) who goads her into a contest. First time filmmaker Karen Moncrieff delivers a truly audacious debut with a gift for character development and strong narrative as well as a shrewd cast (Colin gives her best turn too as Bruckner's downward spiraling mom and young Arnold as her baby sister is absolutely stunning) adds a lift above the norm in coming-of-age flicks that resonates with pitch-perfect depictions of a young woman coming into her own. One of the year's best films.


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