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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Berry (as Eva Amurri)
Dorian Spitz
Ben Pretzler
Morris Kraven
Bonnie (as Aimee Fortier)
Paulette Spitz
Lindsay Soileau ...
Jessica Luther
Justine Spitz


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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13 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


(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 »


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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Written by Ferraby Lionheart
Performed by Ferraby Lionheart
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Diamond in the Rough
18 July 2009 | by (The Park) – See all my reviews

This was definitely a well acted movie. It had all the fixings; it made me laugh and even managed to make my eyes water. Sarandon is the household name, but Yelchin and Amurri steal the show. The story clearly revolves around them. They come from different worlds at first, but seem to come to an understanding after all is said and done. There are many different themes in this movie, and they all play a part in developing each character. However only the two main actors (Yelchin and Amurri) really have the chance to showcase their talents. Also, this movie made me realize that Yelchin maybe in the movie business for a long, long time.

Definitely worth a watch. Enjoy.

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