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Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 July 2010 (USA)
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

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Grace Berry (as Eva Amurri)
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Dorian Spitz
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Ben Pretzler
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Jean
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Elena
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Ryan
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Morris Kraven
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Bonnie (as Aimee Fortier)
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Paulette Spitz
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Cami
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Vik
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Jessica Luther
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Justine Spitz
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Storyline

Summer in a small southern town: Grace wants to go to college, but her feckless mom has poisoned that well (no student loans because mom has welshed on credit cards in Grace's name). Dorian wants to escape from his snobbish adoptive parents. They team up to sell marijuana - she hopes for enough to go to college. Both investigate family secrets, and things get complicated when Dorian falls for her, Grace falls for someone else, and Grace's 15-year-old sister behaves badly. Can Dorian find independence and Grace get to college? And what constitutes a family, anyway? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Life Without a Road Map ...

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for drug content, some teen drinking and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Um Amor de Verão  »

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Real-life mother and daughter Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino play mother and daughter in this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) In the Bingo Parlor. we see the girl in blue smock, behind her is a bingo board with numerous numbers lit. There is a cut to the male. Back to her and the board is almost completely unlit. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Berry: All I'm saying is, you don't have to go to college to get an education.
Grace: ...To be a doctor? To be a doctor, you have to go to college, mom!
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Yankee Bayonet (I will be Home Then)
Written by Collin Meloy
Performed by The Decemberists
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A drama that could have been better
2 July 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a teenage girl who is trying to finance her college. As she does not get the support she needs from her mother, she has to find alternative measures.

"Middle of Nowhere" wants to cover a lot of emotions by having many subplots. It wants to tell a teenage girl's struggle financially, her relationship with her family, and also her romantic life. I think it wants to be too much, sometimes it is a touching drama about broken family dynamics, sometimes it is a drama about teenage romance, and sometimes it is an introspective, self searching drama. It ends up not being very engaging, and a bit unfocused. Even though the scene where Grace confronts her mother about the death of the father is very touching, it could have had even higher impact if the script was tighter.


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