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

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

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(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 »

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Grace: Okay, I'll just wait out here.
Dorian Spitz: Why? Why don't you want to go outside?
Grace: I just don't feel like it.
Dorian Spitz: Why? What do you have to hide?
Grace: ...What? Nothing.
Dorian Spitz: Well, are you scared of these people?
Grace: People?... Is this about Ben?
Dorian Spitz: I don't know, is it about Ben? Is that why you're not going outside? Is it Ben?
Grace: Oh my God, please don't be that stupid...
Dorian Spitz: I'm not being that stupid, okay? I just want to know what you see in this guy, alright? Like, it is that deep, sort of pseudo soulful look that he's always got in ...
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Before We're Dead
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Satisfying Character Study
14 October 2008 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Middle of Nowhere is a touching character study given an extra resonance by pairing the real life mother & daughter Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri, playing a mother & daughter. Susan Sarandon takes a back seat while Eva Amurri really shines in her role as Grace, the older of two daughters being raised by her mother after their father's suicide. While mother's attention is focused on getting her younger daughter to modeling school, Grace has to find a summer job to raise money to fulfill her ambition of going to medical school. She does get a job at a water park where he meets Dorian (Anton Yelchin) who has an unusual scheme to find money to get Grace to college.

This movie is full of real characters with whom is easy to identify and empathize with. The acting is great with Amurri and Yelchin the standouts.


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