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The drama follows a 12-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

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Ken Mitchell ...
Mr. Bergen
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Mrs. Bergen
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Warren
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Alexandra Fox ...
Darlene
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James "Speedy" Reedy is anything but. He's a twenty-something slacker sleepwalking through life in a Midwestern town. His older sister, Joleen calls him in the middle of the night after the police have arrested her boyfriend and tossed her and her 12-year-old daughter Tara on the street. James takes them in, then Joleen, who claims to have a plan, leaves with a trucker and a stash of drug money. James tries to cope, but soon he's lost his job, and child protective services places Tara in foster care. She's miserable. Can James wake up and find a way to be more than just a nice guy? A road trip to his childhood may hold a key, or it may be another bad dream. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ferris Wheel  »

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Opening Weekend:

$47,762 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$168,972 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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The working title for this production was 'Ferris Wheel'. See more »

Quotes

James: Nicole's never been to a real farm before.
[looks at Tara, she nods, trying to smile]
James: So when her mother gets back, we'll meet up, and, uh... we'll take it from there.
Mr. Reedy: Joleen's living the good life, huh? In her magnificent country estate.
James: I didn't say estate.
[Tara looks at Mr. Reedy apprehensively, then her eyes fall back onto her plate]
Mr. Reedy: She still living with that one guy?
[at this Tara goes stiff, staring at her grandfather]
Mr. Reedy: What was his name? You know, the one that knocked her up.
James: [...]
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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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Written by Devin Powers
Performed by Devin Powers
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AnnaSophia Robb and Nick Stahl Illuminate a Dark Shadow In This Masterpiece
28 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The director could not have picked better actors for this film than Nick Stahl and AnnaSophia Robb. Every movie that I have seen AnnaSophia act in, she has taken her role seriously, with the fullest extent of her acting ability, and to heart.

Nick plays the uncle, James, and AnnaSophia plays James' niece, Tara. The two are locked in position with their own dark pasts (Tara dealing with her mother's sudden disappearance after her mother had been unable to look after her due to her lifestyle, and James being the dark memories of his abusive father with him and his sister Joleen *Tara's Mother*).

Now, I am not going to get into detail on everything the movie is about, because I honestly think you really should see the film if you haven't already, and I am not going to spoil it. However, the movie takes you to the dark place (Dennis Hopper plays a dark, twisted, and excellent Role as the Father of James and Joleen). It takes you through the emotions of hitting rock bottom, a child's world upside down in the eyes of a 12 year old, a mother's struggle to hold on, and with no other alternative, a return trip to the farm of evil.

10/10 P.S.: When about to watch this film, remember the words of AnnaSophia Robb herself - "You've got to keep your mind wide open."


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