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Blue Car (2002)

R | | Drama | 2 May 2003 (USA)
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A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest.

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Karen Moncrieff

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Karen Moncrieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Strathairn ... Auster
Agnes Bruckner ... Megan Denning (Meg)
Margaret Colin ... Diane
Frances Fisher ... Delia
A.J. Buckley ... Pat
Regan Arnold Regan Arnold ... Lily
Sarah Buehler ... Georgia
Dustin Sterling Dustin Sterling ... Rob
Michael Joseph Thomas Ward ... Dad (as Mike Ward)
Wayne Armstrong Wayne Armstrong ... Don
Aftab Pureval Aftab Pureval ... Boy in Class
Wendy Lardin Wendy Lardin ... Georgia's Mom
Jenn O'nofrio Jenn O'nofrio ... Blonde Girl
Michael Raysses Michael Raysses ... Mr. Kastran
Amy Benedict ... Diner Waitress
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Sometimes it takes a journey to find yourself. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Car See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,087, 4 May 2003

Gross USA:

$465,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$476,551
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2002. See more »

Goofs

When Angus's dad starts the car at the end, it clearly does not turn over completely and start up. See more »

Quotes

[after looking over her poem]
Auster: Okay... you tell me.
Meg: I don't know.
Auster: Why not? Are you afraid I'm going to tell you your work stinks?
Meg: Does it?
Auster: What do you think?
Meg: Probably. I don't know.
Auster: Come back when you do.
[rises, starts to leave]
Meg: It doesn't stink. There's a line that I like.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Freedom Rock
Written by Frank Randall
Performed by The Sycamores
(c) 2000 Otis Lovesongs (BMI)
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Digs deep into the guts of a troubled teenager
18 March 2013 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

After seeing Agnes Bruckner's memorable performance in "Rick" (a modern re-imagining of the opera "Rigoletto"), I had to see what else she has starred in. Even better was her performance in this film "Blue Car", a coming-of-age film that boldly crosses boundaries that mainstream Hollywood wouldn't dare touch.

I'm not just talking about the scandalous older guy & young girl theme which has been done before ("American Beauty", "Lolita", and almost every Woody Allen movie ever made), but in particular I'm referring to disturbing issues teenagers and kids face today: self-harm, self-mutilation and suicidal thoughts. Don't worry, there's nothing explicit. But the fact that these issues are even presented sets this movie on a different level.

Other rare & unheard-of films that touch on these modern teen problems are "Archie's Final Project" (about a high school kid who decides to videotape his last days before killing himself), "Angela" (about 2 young sisters who create a fantasy world of angels & demons to cope with their real life traumas), and the very dark & very creepy "Tideland" about a young girl who creates a nightmarish world around her to try to protect her corroding innocence.. "Blue Car" fits right in there, probably the tamest of the bunch but not without its own hard-hitting moments. I think it would be appreciated by most mid-to-late teenagers whose minds are asking deep questions about life. I'm way past that age, but I still found it compelling and impressive all around. An excellent starring debut by Agnes Bruckner as well as directorial debut from Karen Moncrieff.


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