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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.

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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 ... 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

Grace: I have to come up with twelve *thousand* dollars by august 10th or I'll loose my spot.
Jean: It's a lot of blowjobs.
[Both laugh]
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Grace Drives away
Written by Ferraby Lionheart
Performed by Ferraby Lionheart
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Satisfying Character Study
14 October 2008 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Middle of Nowhere is a touching character study given an extra resonance by pairing the real life mother & daughter Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri, playing a mother & daughter. Susan Sarandon takes a back seat while Eva Amurri really shines in her role as Grace, the older of two daughters being raised by her mother after their father's suicide. While mother's attention is focused on getting her younger daughter to modeling school, Grace has to find a summer job to raise money to fulfill her ambition of going to medical school. She does get a job at a water park where he meets Dorian (Anton Yelchin) who has an unusual scheme to find money to get Grace to college.

This movie is full of real characters with whom is easy to identify and empathize with. The acting is great with Amurri and Yelchin the standouts.


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