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Blue Car (2002)

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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
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Mr. Kastran
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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2002. See more »


The application form that Meg fills out for the poetry contest says her poem is entitled "Blue Car", although at that point she has not yet written the poem or given it a title. See more »


[Repeated line]
Auster: Are you okay?
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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »


Under the Willow
Words and Music by Mark Lerner
Performed by Rosine
Vocals by Nancy Lynn Howell
(c) 2000 Rag & Bone Shop (BMI)
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Enjoyable indie with an excellent Agnes Bruckner
18 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Small but recommendable film about a young girl, growing up in an unstable environment with a lack of people who care for her and various people abusing her. Agnes Bruckner gives an excellent performance as Meg. The story isn't something refreshing and new, but it doesn't disturbs me. The subject is handled very well and the co-actors are good as well, although Bruckner's performance is by far the best. I also saw her in "Home Room" but her role in that movie is very small.

Excellent directing debut by Karen Moncrieff. She managed to make it a remarkable debut. "Blue Car" is an enjoyable film who's certainly worth watching.


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