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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

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A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

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Storyline

One lazy afternoon in a backwater Louisiana town, Martine takes a leap into an unfamiliar convertible. The driver, Gordy, an awkward young itinerant who eyed her in the diner earlier, isn't displeased to find this pretty sylph in his front seat. Soon they meet Brett, a laconic, humble man just released from prison. Martine isn't keen on going solo with Gordy, and now it's raining cats and dogs, so she invites Brett along, and the unlikely trio sets out, each person unsure of the destination. What ensues is a journey through the lush green byways of rural Louisiana and into the depths of these characters' souls. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Discover the power of love. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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19 November 2009 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,296 (USA) (26 February 2010)

Gross:

$317,040 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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Trivia

To prepare for the role, William Hurt spent a night in Louisiana State Penitentiary - better known as Angola. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, after Brett enters the shop he request a beer. The woman brings him the beverage she pour into the glass and leaves the bottle on the table. A few shots later the bottle disappears. See more »

Quotes

Brett Hanson: [about May] She wasn't afraid - of me, maybe anything.
Gordy: Shit, everyone's afraid of me. I never hurt a flea.
Martine: I'm not afraid of you, I get annoyed.
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Connections

Remake of The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) See more »

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Vita
performed by Sublime Journey
written by Kendall Williams, Broussard
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Three Damaged Souls
18 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What starts out as what appears as just another road movie turns out to be three tales of inter generational angst. Brett Hanson is an ex convict that is on a mission to find his lost love. Martine is a 15 year old girl who is just discovering life,and Gordo is a 16 year old boy,who is kind of geeky,gawky & awkward around girls,but wants a girl friend in the worst way. When their lives intersect at a rest stop,the three hit the road,looking for their own adventures. Along the way, truths are revealed,tears are shed & (potential)friend ships are forged. William Hurt ('Kiss Of The Spider Woman','The Big Chill',and most recently,'End Game')is Brett,a man who tries to get by with few words as necessary,who carries a dark secret & has a mission in life. Maria Bello is his ex wife,May. Kristin Stewart (previously seen in 'Twilight',and 'New Moon',and soon to be seen as Joan Jett in 'The Runaways')is Martine,a girl who is looking for something better in life than what she's being offered,presently. Eddie Redmayne is Gordo, who first comes off as something of a jerk at first,but matures a little, (for his own good). India's own Udayan Prasad directs from a screenplay written by Erin Dignam,from a story by Pete Hamill. This is a slow moving film that has to work it's way into your system,but is worth the test of patients in the end. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA,this film contains brief sexual content,some rough language & brief outbursts of violence (but nothing bloody or gory)


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