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Wendy and Lucy (2008)

R | | Drama | 6 March 2009 (UK)
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Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.

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Kelly Reichardt

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Jonathan Raymond (screenplay by) (as Jon Raymond), Kelly Reichardt (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Williams ... Wendy
Lucy ... Lucy the Dog
David Koppell David Koppell ... Kid by Fire
Max Clement Max Clement ... Kid by Fire
Sid Shanley Sid Shanley ... Kid by Fire
Dave Hubner Dave Hubner ... Kid by Fire
Michelle Worthey Michelle Worthey ... Sadie
Will Oldham ... Icky
Wally Dalton ... Security Guard (as Walter Dalton)
Roger D. Faires Roger D. Faires ... Recycler in Wheelchair (as Roger Faires)
Boggs Johnson Boggs Johnson ... Recycling Man
Tanya Smith Tanya Smith ... Grocery Checker
Michael Brophy Michael Brophy ... Grocery Store Stocker
John Robinson ... Andy
John Breen John Breen ... Mr. Hunt
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Storyline

A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

On the long road, friendship is everything.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Train Choir See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,218, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$856,942, 26 April 2009
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michelle Williams was so scruffy during filming that when bystanders came up to chat with the crew they totally ignored her. See more »

Quotes

Security Guard: You can't get a address without an address. You can't get a job without a job.
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Essential viewing, but lacking greatness
28 February 2009 | by in1984See all my reviews

As much as I think this film is both memorable and worth seeing, there were a few too many missing elements and underdeveloped story parts. In some ways, it ends up coming off as the "don't leave home" version of a "don't do drugs" film for teens.

The biggest complement I can give this film is that the realism of views, and in some cases beauty, sticks with you. That has to do almost entirely because of how well it's filmed, the imagery it captures. To the actors' credit, everyone is believable and there are no cliché characters.

Another interesting aspect of the film is the soundtrack - or essentially the lack thereof. It's integrated into the film, fits the mood of the story, and very memorable.


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