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Wendy and Lucy (2008)

 -  Drama  -  6 March 2009 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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David Koppell ...
Kid by Fire
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Sadie
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Security Guard (as Walter Dalton)
Roger D. Faires ...
Recycler in Wheelchair (as Roger Faires)
Boggs Johnson ...
Recycling Man
Tanya Smith ...
Grocery Checker
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Grocery Store Stocker
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Andy
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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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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$856,942 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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A friend of the director allowed Michelle Williams and her daughter to stay in their guest house during filming. See more »

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Security Guard: You can't get a address without an address. You can't get a job without a job.
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a quiet little gem.

Man, I'm a sucker for this kind of picture. Realism. A movie about real people, in real situations, just like you and me. No frills, no fantasy, no flash. It's not that I don't like movies with these elements in them; It's that a prefer movies without them. I like Michelle Williams without the make-up - just a waif caught in a tough situation in a generic Americana setting. It looks like a small town, but I see the credits say it's Portland Oregon.

I'm also a sucker for trains, so I loved all the train shots. Is there a symbolism to the trains? Funny how many times a forlorn train horn is heard nearby, punctuating the quiet desperation of Wendy's plight. I loved the security guy (Wally Dalton) - he shows us there's hope no matter what the situation.....there really is always someone who cares. I sure hope Wendy makes it to Alaska; she deserves to.

For those who like this one, you'll like a similar movie I viewed just a few days previous; it has a similar pace, and feel as this one, and a storyline with a little more tension: "Frozen River". Catch it if you can.


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