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Bonneville (2006)

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Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Arvilla Holden
Robert Conder Robert Conder ... Taxi Driver (as Bob Condor)
Kathy Bates ... Margene Cunningham
Joan Allen ... Carol Brimm
Bruce Newbold ... Bishop Evans
Kristen Marie Jensen ... Student
Christine Baranski ... Francine Holden Packard
Tom Amandes ... Bill Packard
Laura Park ... Riva Fox
Tom Wopat ... Arlo Brimm
Ivey Lloyd Mitchell ... Evelyn Brimm (as Ivey Mitchell)
Evan May Evan May ... Robert Brimm
Erin May Erin May ... Lauren Brimm
Tom Skerritt ... Emmett L. Johnson
Victor Rasuk ... Bo
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Storyline

The distressed emotions that Arvilla Holden are feeling upon the death of her husband Joe Holden are compounded by dealing with Joe's adult daughter, Francine Packer. Joe and Arvilla were lovingly married for twenty years, and although they lived in Pocatello, Idaho - Arvilla's home town - they traveled the world on one adventure after another. Joe was from Santa Barbara, California, where Francine and the extended Holden family still live. Arvilla is certain that Joe wrote a new will after they got married, but since that will is nowhere to be found, the official will is the one that Francine has in her possession, which outlines certain things that Arvilla knows Joe would not now have wanted. That will states that Joe's embalmed body is to be interned with Francine's mother in Santa Barbara, despite Joe already having been cremated. Arvilla knows that Joe would have wanted his ashes scattered into the wind. The will also deeds the house in which Arvilla and Joe lived their entire ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The car used in this film was a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, of which about 11,000 were produced. The standard model came with a 389 cubic inch (6.4 liter) engine with 2-barrel carburetor that produced about 325 horsepower. It was also available with an optional 421 cubic inch (6.9 L) engine with 4-barrel carb or GM's "Tri-Power" carb. Turbo-Hydramatic 3 speed transmission was standard, manual optional. The front seat in the movie car was a standard split-back bench seat, but bucket front seats were also available. The dark copper-red exterior of movie car was not an authentic color offered by Pontiac-General Motors in 1966. Original available colors included Black, White, Milano Maroon, Nocturne Blue, Martinique Bronze (aka Martinique Gold), and a creamy shade of Yellow. The interior of the movie car appears original (judging by the door panels) and is white/ivory. Other available interior colors included Black, Nocturne Blue, and Martinique Bronze. The rear-view mirror had been removed from all of the movie cars, probably to prevent the chrome mirror housing from casting a reflection of the film crew. The opaque black steering wheel appeared to be an aftermarket replacement, as the originals were transparent acrylic, tinted to match the interior color, overlaid on a chrome circular rod. See more »

Goofs

A stretch of highway with a large distinctive rock formation in the background is seen right before the scene in which Arvilla gives her friends their sunglasses and scarves. Much later in the film, when they are supposedly in another state, the same stretch of road with the unique rock formation (also same trees, etc.) is seen again. See more »

Quotes

Arvilla: [driving beside Emmett L. Johnson's rig] Hmmph. Wonder what the "L" stands for.
Margene: Luscious.
Arvilla: [laughs] Oh!
Carol: Loser.
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Velveeta's Rumble
Written by Harrison Whittle
Performed by Harrison Whittle
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belly laughs and sweet tears too!
19 June 2007 | by tracyj32See all my reviews

I loved the great relationships in this buddy movie for gals, and wish I could see more movies about real people in dramatic/comedy- so interesting and a great discussion starter too about life, death and what to do with the remains. All the stars give great performances, Jessica Lange is stunning and sweet and really lovely - she makes her character someone you wish you knew! And how to describe Kathy Bates and Joan Allen? Just the best buddies a girl could ever have. The scenery of Utah, Nevada and California is amazing! In fact, for a great scenic movie with gorgeous shots of the surroundings, Bonneville far surpasses " A Year in Provence" that was so hyped last year. Hope everyone gets a chance to see it!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,571, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$488,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,338,570
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2.35 : 1
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