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Wendy and Lucy (2008)

R | | Drama | 6 March 2009 (UK)
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Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.

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David Koppell ...
Kid by Fire
Max Clement ...
Kid by Fire
Sid Shanley ...
Kid by Fire
Dave Hubner ...
Kid by Fire
Michelle Worthey ...
Sadie
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Icky
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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
Michael Brophy ...
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)

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

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$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 »

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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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Simple and quiet, W&L says more with less.
14 December 2008 | by (NYC, United States) – See all my reviews

The true triumph of this film is its ability to say so much about the cold, cruel reality of just how close some people are to breaking their banks and their hearts.

What fascinates me is: there are a few big budget films out there right now - all scrambling desperately to capture the same themes as W&L - that have no concept of how real people really act and survive. Those filmmakers must be pulling their hair out screaming "how can she say it all with one woman and a dog, and I can't say a damned thing with all these great special effects???"

That is the joy in this film. The simple, honest, brutal truth of now. Enjoy.


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