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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Dorian Spitz: Are those the kind of people you usually hang out with?
Grace: Well, I don't usually hang out. Why?
Dorian Spitz: Well, you just don't really fit the type.
Grace: Oh, what's the type?
Dorian Spitz: Spoiled and obnoxious, and totally removed from reality.
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Diddie Wa Diddie
Written by Blind Blake
Performed by Blind Blake
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A drama that could have been better
2 July 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a teenage girl who is trying to finance her college. As she does not get the support she needs from her mother, she has to find alternative measures.

"Middle of Nowhere" wants to cover a lot of emotions by having many subplots. It wants to tell a teenage girl's struggle financially, her relationship with her family, and also her romantic life. I think it wants to be too much, sometimes it is a touching drama about broken family dynamics, sometimes it is a drama about teenage romance, and sometimes it is an introspective, self searching drama. It ends up not being very engaging, and a bit unfocused. Even though the scene where Grace confronts her mother about the death of the father is very touching, it could have had even higher impact if the script was tighter.


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