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Middle of Nowhere (2008)

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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

Director:

John Stockwell

Writer:

Michelle Morgan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Amurri Martino ... Grace Berry (as Eva Amurri)
Anton Yelchin ... Dorian Spitz
Willa Holland ... Taylor Elizabeth Berry
Susan Sarandon ... Rhonda Berry
Justin Chatwin ... Ben Pretzler
Brea Grant ... Jean
Anny Ibarra Anny Ibarra ... Elena
Kenny Bordes Kenny Bordes ... Ryan
Scott A. Martin ... Morris Kraven
Aimée Spring Fortier ... Bonnie (as Aimee Fortier)
Marie Debrey ... Paulette Spitz
Lindsay Soileau Lindsay Soileau ... Cami
Veronica Berry ... Vik
Andrea Frankle ... Jessica Luther
Jessica Heap Jessica Heap ... Justine Spitz
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Storyline

Summer in a small southern town: Grace wants to go to college, but her feckless mom has poisoned that well (no student loans because mom has welshed on credit cards in Grace's name). Dorian wants to escape from his snobbish adoptive parents. They team up to sell marijuana - she hopes for enough to go to college. Both investigate family secrets, and things get complicated when Dorian falls for her, Grace falls for someone else, and Grace's 15-year-old sister behaves badly. Can Dorian find independence and Grace get to college? And what constitutes a family, anyway? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Life Without a Road Map ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, some teen drinking and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Amor de Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Real-life mother and daughter Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino play mother and daughter in this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at 1:14:50) In the Bingo Parlor. we see the girl in blue smock, behind her is a bingo board with numerous numbers lit. There is a cut to the male. Back to her and the board is almost completely unlit. See more »

Quotes

Grace: Rejecting great things doesn't make you noble, Dorian; it just makes you naive and stupid.
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Call Me the Sea
Written by Ferraby Lionheart
Performed by Ferraby Lionheart
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Diamond in the Rough
18 July 2009 | by stanton-27See all my reviews

This was definitely a well acted movie. It had all the fixings; it made me laugh and even managed to make my eyes water. Sarandon is the household name, but Yelchin and Amurri steal the show. The story clearly revolves around them. They come from different worlds at first, but seem to come to an understanding after all is said and done. There are many different themes in this movie, and they all play a part in developing each character. However only the two main actors (Yelchin and Amurri) really have the chance to showcase their talents. Also, this movie made me realize that Yelchin maybe in the movie business for a long, long time.

Definitely worth a watch. Enjoy.


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