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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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Daniel D. Davis (screenplay), Daniel D. Davis (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

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 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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Plot Keywords:

will | ashes | time | road trip | lake | See All (102) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Por siempre amigas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,571, 2 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$488,393, 13 April 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rose Ranger was commissioned to write and performed the song "Soul Sisters" for Bonneville's premiere screening at The Toronto International Film Festival. 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

Margene: [Arvilla washing dishes] When Ralph died I washed dishes non-stop for weeks. Eased the pain. Ruined my hands.
Arvilla: I don't know what I would have done without you.
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Put Your Heart into It
Written by John Yingst & Jan Peterson
Performed by John Yingst and Bob Kahler
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Great light hearted enjoyable film
10 March 2008 | by PipukwesSee all my reviews

Bonneville is a movie that is more like what Hollywood used to make for films. A movie with a real believable story and not all a bunch of digitized magic. Finally a movie where the actors can act like real people we can all relate to in our own lives.

Lange,Bates and Allan did a wonderful job of portraying three Mormon friends rebelling against her step daughters wishes to fulfill her late husbands desires. A wonderful film with feeling and happiness. Should be more like this..

Christopher Rowley did a wonderful job of directing this cast in a heart felt film. Drop of Water productions should go along way in the future.


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