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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 »





Credited cast:
Katie Holmes ... Rita Carmichael
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Ruthie Carmichael (as Stefania Owen)
Eve Lindley ... Peter Pam
Luke Wilson ... Lee
Richard Kind ... Marty
Mark Consuelos ... Vic
Katherine Reis ... Sally
Odiseas Georgiadis ... Ben
Judy Greer ... Patti
Tim Markham ... Older Guy
Richard Petrocelli ... Frank
Osh Ghanimah Osh Ghanimah ... Pawn Shop Guy
Michael Cavadias ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aly Brier ... High School Student
Lolita Foster ... Ms. Simmons


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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9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Portions of the movie were filmed in Monsey, New York, a suburb in the Lower Hudson Valley just outside of the city. See more »


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


Peter Pam: Really smart people usually end up killing themselves. Which is sort of like not finishing a book after you've started. The right ending can make the whole story fall into place. You just have to keep reading.
Ruthie Carmichael: I don't even know what you just said...
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Referenced in Conan: Luke Wilson/Robert Kirkman/Sam Morril (2016) See more »


Hey Girl (Where Are You Going)
Written by Ronald McCoy & Vaughn Curtis
Performed by The Topics
Courtesy of Carnival Records
By Arrangement with Westwood Music Group
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Katie Holmes will make her mark as Director...but
30 April 2016 | by edv-57309See all my reviews

This adaptation lacks the depth and solemnity of the source material, Annie Weatherwax's novel of the same title. The opening scenes introduce viewers into the story establishing the main theme of the film of an addict who is trying to make a better life for her 14-year-old daughter but the plot rapidly gets boring. Despite the mediocre screenplay, Katie Holmes delivers as Director and actress; Stefania Owen who plays Rita Carmichael (Holmes) daughter Ruthie also delivers a strong performance. Overall this movie proves that Holmes will be able to make her mark as Director with screenplays worthy to make into a film, unfortunately the screenplay of this movie ruined what could have been a great drama.

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