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All We Had (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.


Katie Holmes


Josh Boone (screenplay by), Jill Killington (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Rita Carmichael
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Ruthie Carmichael (as Stefania Owen)
Eve Lindley ... Peter Pam
Richard Kind ... Marty
Luke Wilson ... Lee
Mark Consuelos ... Vic
Katherine Reis ... Sally
Odiseas Georgiadis ... Ben (as Odiseas Gregory Georgiadis)
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Ms. Frankfurt (as Siobhan Fallon)
Judy Greer ... Patti
Lolita Foster ... Ms. Simmons
Tim Markham ... Older Guy at Party
Richard Petrocelli ... Frank
Georgia Southern Georgia Southern ... Gas Station Woman
Osh Ghanimah Osh Ghanimah ... Pawn Shop Guy


Thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita teeter on the edge of poverty, despite Rita working multiple jobs. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita uses her looks to instantly reel in a boyfriend, who takes them in. Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home. Peter Pam, a transgender waitress, becomes Ruthie's closest friend. The townspeople become Ruthie and Rita's family. Into this quirky utopia comes smooth-talking mortgage broker Vick Ward, who entices Rita with a subprime loan. Almost as soon as Rita buys a house their fortunes change. Faced once again with the prospect of homelessness, Rita reverts to... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Did You Know?


Luke Wilson was in the 1998 movie Home Fries. When Katie Holmes is ordering breakfast at 19:05 she says "I'll have pancakes and eggs. Oh, and home fries." See more »


At 16:22, Rita's audio is "same plan" but her lips read "okay". See more »


Ruthie Carmichael: [narrating] My mom was better at loving men than choosing them. With every new town came a new boyfriend.
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Featured in Conan: Luke Wilson/Robert Kirkman/Sam Morril (2016) See more »


"Me, Myself And I'
Written by Winfred 'Blue' Lovett (as Winfred L. Lovett)
Performed by Norma Jenkins
Courtesy of Carnival Records
By Arrangement with Westwood Music Group
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Underrated Slice of Low-Life Navigation Through a Perfect Storm
15 May 2017 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

A Huge Slice of "Down and Out" Life is what the Directorial Debut of Actress Katie Holmes (who also stars) serves to Enquiring Minds and the Result is an Underrated, Heavily Clichéd, but ultimately Watchable Actor's Showcase.

The Actor's bring to Life some Low-Life but Likable Characters Coalescing around a Struggling Small Town Diner. The Diner is an Island on a Sea that is Experiencing a "Perfect Storm" of Personal, Cultural, and Societal Devastation.

Kathryn Reis is "Sally" the "Sister Looking" Daughter to a Mom (Katie Holmes), a Product of a "Child Services" Upbringing that was given No Tools or Education on the Subject of "Momhood".

Running Scared the Duo Travel from Town to Town Living (barely) on Sheer Survival Skills and Luck. But once Stranded at the Diner and Forced to "Land" for some Repairs (to their car and themselves), They Encounter Counter Intuitive Folks who are Kind and Compassionate.

Richard Kind as "Tiny" the Diner Owner, Eve Lindley (almost steals the show) as Transgender "Peter Pam", get it, and Luke Wilson as a Potential "Knight" to the Rescue, are all Superb in this Drama about the Hopes and Dreams of "Little People" and the Obstacles Obstructing an Easy Path from the "Storm" of Life".

But there are "Lifelines" and "Lifeboats" along the way and the Two may, Perhaps, find a Comforting Port, despite the odds, if They keep Paddling in the Same Direction, Together.

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