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Middle of Nowhere (2008)

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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Ben Pretzler
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Elena
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Morris Kraven
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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 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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Rated R for drug content, some teen drinking and sexual material | See all certifications »

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13 July 2010 (USA)  »

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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 1:14:50) 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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Taylor Elizabeth Berry: Are you sleeping with Dorian?
Grace: No. Are you?
Taylor Elizabeth Berry: No. Is mom?
[Both laugh]
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The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078
6 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Middle of Nowhere is an independent film and another example of a dark comedy that tries too hard to be funny. They had a weak storyline, but a very strong cast, and I felt it was a film that could have easily been a lot better. Dorian (Anton Yelchin) is a spoiled kid, who never had to work a day in his life. After yet another rebellious act against his parents, the seventeen year old is sent to live with his uncle for the summer. He starts working at the local water park, where he meets Grace (Eva Amurri), a girl who is his complete opposite. She is desperate to earn money for school and Dorian is looking to act out, so the two decide they can both achieve their goals by selling pot together. The story doesn't really make a whole lot of sense to me, because the characters are nothing like they describe themselves to be. Dorian is rich and only there for a couple of months, he doesn't need the money, so why take the risk? Grace, she's always had to be the mature one, taking charge of her family, but we don't see her do that at all. The film is definitely a bit strange, while at the same time being somewhat slow and predictable, but what makes it worth seeing is Anton Yelchin. The Russian born, former child actor, has such charisma and really thrives in roles like this. If you saw Charlie Bartlett, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Yelchin is on another level, outgoing, energetic, quick witted, he's the kid in this film, but as it would turn out, he's also the smartest one of all. Yelchin's personality is larger than life and he will completely draw you in, sadly, other than his performance, this film wasn't much of anything. The story is predictable, the humor is dry, and the rest of the cast really wasn't anything special.


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