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Wendy and Lucy -- When Wendy Carroll's car breaks down, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions for herself and her dog.
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
Wendy and Lucy -- Clip: Work


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Release Date:
6 March 2009 (Ireland) See more »
On the long road, friendship is everything.
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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11 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Simple and quiet, W&L says more with less. See more (109 total) »


  (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)

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
Carlos Cuellar .... scanning operator
Clark James .... visual fx: Hive FX (as Jim Clark)
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
T.G. Firestone .... first assistant camera (as TG Firestone)
Simon Max Hill .... still photographer
Efrem Peter .... gaffer
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
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
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A friend of the director allowed Michelle Williams and her daughter to stay in their guest house during filming.See more »
Andy:[after catching her for shoplifting] The food is not the issue. It's about setting an example, right?
Wendy:Sir, I'm not from around here. I can't be an example.
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85 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Simple and quiet, W&L says more with less., 14 December 2008
Author: doctorprogress from NYC, United States

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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Michele Williams is too pretty for this role. Just_Opinions
It's sad, so it must be good, right? Not necessarily... jathomas-4
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She brought it all on herself (Spoilers) ddt_eagleeye
Why didn't she get a job? SJW
I want the 1h30m of my life back kilaude
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