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Bonneville (2006)

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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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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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Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »
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29 February 2008 (Canada)  »

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Por siempre amigas  »

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

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$488,393 (USA) (11 April 2008)
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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 »

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

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Arvilla: [sobbing] He doesn't want to be sealed up in a box! He wants to be out in the world!
Margene: Arvilla, Joe wouldn't want you to lose the house.
Arvilla: [wiping tears off cheeks] Well, I'm not packing Joe up and dropping him off at the post office.
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High Cost of Low Living
Written by Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap & Joey Scarbury
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Best Movie I've Seen in a LONG LONG Time!
27 February 2008 | by (Atlanta GA) – See all my reviews

Why aren't there more movies like BONNEVILLE?! We attended a sneak preview this Monday and couldn't believe we'd stumbled upon 90 minutes of such thoughtful and entertaining enjoyment! My friends and I couldn't stop talking about how we can really identify with these folks, we could BE living in this movie ourselves, and that's why we feel so good after we've seen it. The plot twists and turns in Bonneville are the best part of a fantastic movie: with the road trip metaphor bringing us eye-blink gorgeous scenery around each and every turn in the road, the ups and downs of their relationship make us blink and THINK "what would I do"!


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