Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt.... See full summary »
DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN is the story of two teenage girls who start robbing trains to make ends meet after their mom goes to jail. Set in present day, with shades of RAISING ARIZONA and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Written by Shelby Farrell, with Sundance Film Fest alum Sydney Freeland (DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST) directing, and Susan Cartsonis (THE DUFF, WHAT WOMEN WANT) and Nick Moceri (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) producing.
I hadn't heard of this until I came across it looking through films on Netflix and gave it a shot because I liked the premise. Who doesn't enjoy a good train robbery story?
I was immediately pulled into the story through the two titular characters. Deidra and Laney get along as siblings tend to do - that is, not always well, but they love each other, and the two actresses had great chemistry in this regard.
I never once felt bored during this movie. I was always rooting for the main characters, on the edge of my seat wondering how they'd get through certain situations, and found myself laughing a few times at some good, funny moments. There's also one scene in particular that really tugs at the heartstrings; it was well-done and a gave a great bit of emotional impact to the film and its characters.
Phenomenal performances from everyone, but especially to Nicolet, Murray, Crow, and Zamata. Definitely a must-watch if you enjoy this kind of premise, and movies about teen girls learning to grow and kick ass.
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