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Trucker (2008)

R | | Drama | 24 April 2008 (USA)
A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

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Storyline

Diane's free-wheeling life of drunken one-night-stands as a professional trucker hits a road block when Peter, her son, is dropped at her doorstep. Her former husband Len, whom she abandoned eleven years ago along with their new-born son, has cancer and no one else to turn to while he's in the hospital. Peter, resentful and wary, wants, even needs a mother who'll want him at this worrisome time but knows better than to expect this from Diane. With deliveries waiting and a mortgage to be paid, there's only one inevitable thing ahead for Diane and Peter - a road trip together. Written by statmanjeff

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Some things in life you can't leave behind

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Rated R for some sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,298, 9 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,166, 17 January 2010
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Demi Moore was considered for the lead. See more »

Quotes

Diane Ford: Just keep on drinkin' that creamy drink there, Runner.
Runner: Well, it happens to be in a to-go cup, and I'm to-goin'.
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Soul Connection
Written by The Diplomats of Solid Sound
Performed by The Diplomats of Solid Sound
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Just saw this at Ebertfest and was mostly concerned with Monaghan
24 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

And it is her movie though her kid in this movie is impeccable and as convincing as she is. I wonder what his age is. Oh well. Michelle does not attempt to maintain her looks as Diane Ford. Trucking is not an easy career and it would take a special kind of woman to do it. Knowing that Michelle actually learned how to drive an 18-wheeler for this part proving she is that kind of woman. In fact, she told herself that if she didn't learn how to drive that truck, she would refuse the part.

That's astounding when you consider how good she is as an actor. The thing about good looking women is, many of them don't seem to have a real mind working behind the smile. Michelle leaves no doubt there's a mind there, and a real personality to contend with too. It's sheer enjoyment to watch her and she's in almost every frame. The reason is obvious, she is capable of moving the story along almost by herself.

The story is fairly straight forward, mom deserts husband and son to live a life on the road, free to do as she likes. Years later she has to take temporary care of that son and finds herself succumbing to her maternal instincts. You see her thrash about unwilling to give up her freedom, but mostly it's a gradual disillusionment with her fairly empty life, despite the same sort of resistance coming from her boy.

I enjoyed the movie a lot and haven't seen any actress do a better job bringing a character to life in years. It was quite impressive how well this new director was able to capture and enhance Michelle's performance. The Academy would be shooting itself in the foot if it didn't recognize Michelle for the rare resource that she is.


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