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Near the Texas-Mexico border, Wendell Baker has a few things going for him: his genial nature and optimism and the love of Doreen. His troubles? He dances around telling her that he loves her, and his idea of work is illegal. He's arrested, imprisoned, and she puts him behind her when she realizes that even prison is just a good excuse for him to play football with the guys. When he is paroled, it's to a job in the "hotel industry" at a board and care home for seniors, where the head nurse is running a scam. Three of the residents respond to Wendell's good heart. Can they expose the scam and help Wendell win back Doreen? Written by
Luke Wilson hired his mother, a professional photographer, to take stills on the set. When Mrs. Wilson saw that photographer Mark Seliger was also taking stills, she demanded that Seliger be fired. Instead, Luke fired his mother. According to Luke, the crew was unhappy about this, and brother Andrew Wilson rehired Mrs. Wilson. See more »
[Neil is spoofing Wendell Baker in front of McTeague]
"Thank you very much for this job. It's my first job in the hotel buisness
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I saw the Wendell Baker Story last weekend at the Vail film festival
and thought it was a charming, funny, truly enjoyable movie. It was
very different from Luke Wilson's work with Owen Wilson & Wes Anderson,
but in a great way. The quirkiness of Anderson's films was evident, but
there was an added tenderness and empathy between the characters, which
says a lot about the quality of the script, the direction, and the
acting. Luke Wilson was very appealing in the title role--his face is
so expressive! As always, Owen Wilson & Will Ferrell were hysterical.
I'd recommend this movie to anyone who likes not only the Owen/Anderson
combination, but to anyone who likes romantic comedies. (I must
mention, and I hope this doesn't sound derogatory, the scenery in the
film made me want to visit Texas for the first time ever.)
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