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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 ...
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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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$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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Will Oldham co-starred in Kelly Reichardt's film, Old Joy (2006) and Will Patton co-starred in her film Meek's Cutoff (2010). 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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