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Wendy and Lucy (2008)

 -  Drama  -  6 March 2009 (UK)
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Sadie
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Security Guard (as Walter Dalton)
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Recycler in Wheelchair (as Roger Faires)
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Recycling Man
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Grocery Store Stocker
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Andy
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Mr. Hunt
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A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. Written by Anonymous

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On the long road, friendship is everything.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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6 March 2009 (UK)  »

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Train Choir  »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,218 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$856,942 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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Michelle Williams did not shave her legs or clean her fingernails during filming. After filming completed, Williams' friend Busy Philipps treated her to a manicure and pedicure. See more »

Quotes

Security Guard: You can't get a address without an address. You can't get a job without a job.
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Essential viewing, but lacking greatness
28 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As much as I think this film is both memorable and worth seeing, there were a few too many missing elements and underdeveloped story parts. In some ways, it ends up coming off as the "don't leave home" version of a "don't do drugs" film for teens.

The biggest complement I can give this film is that the realism of views, and in some cases beauty, sticks with you. That has to do almost entirely because of how well it's filmed, the imagery it captures. To the actors' credit, everyone is believable and there are no cliché characters.

Another interesting aspect of the film is the soundtrack - or essentially the lack thereof. It's integrated into the film, fits the mood of the story, and very memorable.


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