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 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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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 »

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Arlo: [talking about the car they take on the trip] This thing doesn't even have air bags.
Arvilla: Sure it does. Three of them.
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Velveeta's Rumble
Written by Harrison Whittle
Performed by Harrison Whittle
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Kudos to the cast
26 February 2008 | by marth_duncan-1See all my reviews

I watched Bonneville this past week at a screener in New York and this film motivated me to get out there and try and spread the good word and the great feelings of friendship and commitment to your friends. I also give a lot of credit to the producers of the film for bringing such a stellar cast together for a common cause. Kathy Bates doesn't disappoint and she plays a great supporting cast for Jessica Lange. Joan Allen rides in the back seat and she provides a good balance of Bates and Lange as they take the Road Trip through some awesome scenery that is filled with a lot of turns and wonderful moments along the way. I will be looking for the film to come out wide so I can take my Mom and my Aunt out to see this film.


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Country:

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Language:

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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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