Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her English teacher, Mr. Auster. But what started out as a mentoring relationship begins to get a bit more complex.Written by
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When Mr. Auster is standing on the beach talking to Meg, his collar alternates between straightened and not straightened. See more »
A world emerges from little details. For example, when we buried my son, I had forgotten to put in my contact lenses. I stood over him before they closed the coffin, trying to fix him in my memory. I could see the red from his sweater and his blue pants, and there was a scab on his forehead that hadn't healed. It was from a bicycle accident. I could feel that scab when I kissed him, but when I looked at him... he was out of focus.
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Written by Frank Randall
Performed by The Sycamores
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Agnes Bruckner almost makes Blue Car worth seeing.
Writer/Director Karen Moncrieff does not deserve the acting talent of Agnes Bruckner. It's the 18 year old actress who has a brilliant future. The script is pedestrian, riddled with cliches and clumsy tone shifts. Blue Car looks even worse when compared to other recent American independent films with teenage protagonists like RAISING VICTOR VARGAS and David Gordon Green's ALL THE REAL GIRLS. Films that display visual imagination and inspired writing. Moncrieff should return to television, or at least leave the scriptwriting to others.
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