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.
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is one heart-warming, entertaining film that one needs from time to time. I found myself rooting for the lead characters all the way.
The film is something of a feel- good vibe where not everything will feel plausible, but it's very easy to forgive because by then you'll be heavily invested in the characters. And the feel-good vibe also does not mean there aren't heavier issues handled with great care and heart. I was definitely tearing up in one scene. Ashleigh Murray is amazing as Deidra, the future Valedictorian who's left to take care of her sister and brother while their mom is in jail. She's very charismatic and was more than capable of carrying the film. I hope to see her in more good roles like this one. Rachel Crow, Danielle Nicolet and Sasheer Zamata were also such pleasures to watch in their respective roles. Missi Pyle also deserves a mention!
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