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Wendy and Lucy -- Troubles besiege Wendy (Williams) during her trip from Indiana to Alaska, where she hopes to find gainful employment at a fish cannery.
Wendy and Lucy -- Clip: Wendy with Security Guard
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Release Date:
6 March 2009 (Ireland) See more »
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On the long road, friendship is everything.
Plot:
A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down... See more » | Add synopsis »
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9 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Michelle Williams ... Wendy

Lucy ... Lucy the Dog
David Koppell ... Kid by Fire
Max Clement ... Kid by Fire
Sid Shanley ... Kid by Fire
Dave Hubner ... Kid by Fire
Michelle Worthey ... Sadie

Will Oldham ... Icky

Wally Dalton ... 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

John Robinson ... Andy

John Breen ... Mr. Hunt

Deneb Catalan ... Male Cop

Skeeter Greene ... Female Cop
Marilyn Faith Hickey ... Police Administrator (as Marilyn Hickey)

Jeanine Jackson ... Grocery Cashier
Brenna Beardsley ... Grocery Cashier
Winfield Jackson ... Teenager by Car
Gabe Nevins ... Teenager by Car
Connor O'Shea ... Teenager by Car
Josh Larson ... Teenager by Car (as Josh Larsen)

Ayanna Berkshire ... Pound Employee
Dan Wilson ... Man on Bus
Greg Schmitt ... Mechanic in Garage

Will Patton ... Mechanic
David Rives Curtright ... Man Reading Book

Larry Fessenden ... Man in Park
Holly Cundiff ... Security Guard's Woman
James Yu ... Cab Driver
George Haapala ... Home Owner

Deirdre O'Connell ... Deb (voice)

M. Blash ... Dan (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gwenne Hudson ... Townie (uncredited)
Alyssa Phelps ... Girl Walking dog (uncredited)
Barry Seltzer ... Market Shopper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kelly Reichardt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Raymond  (as Jon Raymond)
Jonathan Raymond  story "Night Choir" (as Jon Raymond)
Kelly Reichardt  writer

Produced by
Joshua Blum .... executive producer
Larry Fessenden .... producer
Todd Haynes .... executive producer
Neil Kopp .... producer
Phil Morrison .... executive producer
Anish Savjani .... producer
Rajen Savjani .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Sam Levy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kelly Reichardt 
 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Ryan Warren Smith  (as Ryan Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Amanda Needham 
 
Makeup Department
Amy Cole .... tattoo artist
David Kennedy .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Kyle Gilman .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Harding .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gabriel Fleming .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Blake Britton .... art department assistant
Jonny Fenix .... art department assistant
Stephen Poon .... art department assistant
Kate Smith .... art department assistant
Nate Smith .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Sasha Awn .... sound assistant
Javier Bennassar .... sound editor
Eli Cohn .... foley supervisor
Reuben Cox .... sound recordist: rain
Mark Garcia .... adr recordist
Eric Hill .... location sound recordist
Eric Offin .... co-sound re-recording mixer
Eric Offin .... sound designer
Gabriel J. Serrano .... mix recordist
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Tyler Stephens .... additional sound recordist
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Jim L. Clark .... visual fx: Hive FX (as Jim Clark)
Carlos Cuellar .... scanning operator
Paul Amadeus Kim .... digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
James Ledesma .... scanning operator
Arturo Lopez .... scanning manager
Chris Thomas .... scanning operator
Jesse Vanderpool .... scanning operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ezra Cimino .... best boy grip
Peter Efrem .... gaffer
T.G. Firestone .... first assistant camera (as TG Firestone)
Simon Max Hill .... still photographer
Eliza Plumlee .... second assistant camera
Greg Schmitt .... additional cinematographer
Brian Shotzbarger .... key grip
Bryan 'fro' Waters .... best boy electric (as Bryan Waters)
Matt Barbee .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
William Bailey .... additional casting
Simon Max Hill .... casting: Portland
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jamie Hanson .... wardrobe assistant
Claire Schoonover .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... digital intermediate assistant on-line editor: Hollywood Intermediate
Mike Burchett .... assistant editor
Jim Delany .... io producer: Hollywood Intermediate
Andreas Fehrle .... assistant editor
David Graubard .... senior systems engineer: Hollywood Intermediate
Will Harris .... digital intermediate colorist
Abbi Jutkowitz .... assistant editor
David Fred Masselink .... digital intermediate on-line editor: Hollywood Intermediate (as Fred Masselink)
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood Intermediate
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer: Hollywood Intermediate
David Waters .... senior digital intermediate producer: Hollywood Intermediate
Kenny Becker .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Smokey Hormel .... composer: additional music (as Gregory 'Smokey' Hormel)
Will Oldham .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Michael Battaglia .... production assistant (as Mike Battaglia)
Joshua Berger .... title designer: Plazm
Nico Courtelis .... title designer: Plazm
Brett Cranford .... production accountant
Roger D. Faires .... location manager (as Roger Faires)
Sam Gaty .... production assistant
Sonya Gignac .... production assistant
Nicole Hawkins .... assistant accountant
Nicole Hawkins .... payroll
Katy Kolego .... production coordinator
Todd Korody .... systems engineer: Hollywood Intermediate
John Moody .... production assistant
David Parson .... production assistant
Tyler J. Peterson .... clearances (as Tyler Peterson)
Lance Rosen .... legal services: Rosen Lewis
Cat Tyc .... production assistant
Andie Webb .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jessica Brunetto .... special thanks
David Rives Curtright .... special thanks
Ransom Hamersly .... special thanks
Brent Kunkle .... special thanks
Glenn McQuaid .... special thanks
Jay Rabinowitz .... special thanks
Josh Rappaport .... special thanks
Vincent Savino .... special thanks
Tanya Smith .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language
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USA:80 min
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Trivia:
Director Kelly Reichardt was worried that Michelle Williams was "too pretty" to play the role. She asked Williams to go without makeup and not wash her hair for two weeks during filming.See more »
Quotes:
Security Guard:You can't get a address without an address. You can't get a job without a job.See more »
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37 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
The Oregon Trail to Nowhere, 22 February 2009
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Absolutely stunning performance from the beautiful Michelle Williams, who somehow doesn't look beautiful here and is very believable as the on-the-road loner in search of salvation at a cannery in Alaska. What doesn't work is everything else.

I understand the minimalist approach, but this story doesn't differ much from if you asked a junior high student to write a story about running away from home with her dog. Sure the serpentine belt wouldn't get mentioned, but losing the dog, even if only momentarily, would probably be a sub-plot.

Don't misunderstand. It is a very well shot film and realistic to the point of dread, but we are never really provided any reason to care about Wendy or Lucy ... other than basic human caring.

Will Patton adds a nice, but brief, touch as the auto mechanic and Wally Dalton somehow captured my interest more than Wendy. For the full impact, you have to know that Wally Dalton plays a Walgreens security guard who stares at the parking lot for 12 hours a day.

Michelle Williams deserves the kudos for her performance, but I believe the film itself is much overrated.

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