Bonneville (2006)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 February 2008 (Canada)
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Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conder ...
Taxi Driver (as Bob Condor)
Margene Cunningham
Bishop Evans
Francine Holden Packard
Arlo Brimm
Evelyn Brimm (as Ivey Mitchell)
Evan May ...
Robert Brimm
Erin May ...
Lauren Brimm


The distressed emotions that Arvilla Holden are feeling upon the death of her husband Joe Holden are compounded by dealing with Joe's adult daughter, Francine Packer. Joe and Arvilla were lovingly married for twenty years, and although they lived in Pocatello, Idaho - Arvilla's home town - they traveled the world on one adventure after another. Joe was from Santa Barbara, California, where Francine and the extended Holden family still live. Arvilla is certain that Joe wrote a new will after they got married, but since that will is nowhere to be found, the official will is the one that Francine has in her possession, which outlines certain things that Arvilla knows Joe would not now have wanted. That will states that Joe's embalmed body is to be interned with Francine's mother in Santa Barbara, despite Joe already having been cremated. Arvilla knows that Joe would have wanted his ashes scattered into the wind. The will also deeds the house in which Arvilla and Joe lived their entire ... Written by Huggo

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will | ashes | time | road trip | lake | See All (102) »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Por siempre amigas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$174,571 (USA) (29 February 2008)


$488,393 (USA) (11 April 2008)

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Did You Know?


Rose Ranger was commissioned to write and performed the song "Soul Sisters" for Bonneville's premiere screening at The Toronto International Film Festival. See more »


During the filling station scene, as Joan Allen walks towards the car the shadow of the boom mic runs across her face. See more »


Arlo: [talking about the car they take on the trip] This thing doesn't even have air bags.
Arvilla: Sure it does. Three of them.
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I Feel Like Dynamite
Written by Larry Hamilton, Albert Savoy and Elijah Walker
Performed by King Floyd
Courtesy of Malaco Records
By Arrangement with Position Music
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Yes!! A Movie for Me
29 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to write about Bonneville in light of the user comment by some of these other users and critics.. I am sick of reading negative or poor reviews from films from all of these sour men. I read a few sub par reviews and thought to myself, Bonneville can't be that boring and it wasn't. I was happy to see a film that fits an older demographic. I went with my grandmother and it has been about 10 years since she has gone to the movies, she was pleased there was something out there she could relate to and not be offended by everything that is on the screen, without giving away much about the film, it was a warm film that highlighted 3 relationships and went through feelings that affect many woman as they reach older age. Worth the ticket, movies like this don't come around every year... all these old men get off these boards and out of the papers and get a life, take films for what they are and why they are made, don't be a hater just because you are sitting at your desk writing about 3 awesome woman.

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