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Juanita (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama | 8 March 2019 (USA)
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Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.


Clark Johnson


Roderick M. Spencer (screenplay), Sheila Williams (book)
81 ( 412)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfre Woodard ... Juanita
Bonnie Johnson ... Ms. Berman
Jordan Nia Elizabeth ... Bertie
Acorye' White ... Rashawn
Blair Underwood ... Blair Underwood
Michael Jones Sr. Michael Jones Sr. ... Man on Bus Bench
Marcus Henderson ... Randy
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Kay-Rita
Anthony Matheson Anthony Matheson ... Conga Drummer
Katie Killacky ... Ticket Seller
Taborah Johnson ... Passenger
Brian K. Landis ... Bus Driver
Ashlie Atkinson ... Peaches
Lindsley Register ... Candice
Donald 'Spec' Campen Jr. Donald 'Spec' Campen Jr. ... Old Guy (as Donald 'Spec' Campen)


Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Χουανίτα See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


All of the scenes set on Ohio and Montana were actually filmed in Virginia. See more »


Peaches: Juanita, I gotta ask you something. Why did you get on that bus in the first place?
Juanita: 'Cause if I'd have stayed, I'd end up hating the people I'm supposed to love.
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Fat Man in the Bathtub
Performed by Magic Bus Crew ft. Alfre Woodard and Tabby Johnson
Written by Lowell George (as Lowell T. George)
Courtesy of Masterphonic
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Great movie!
10 March 2019 | by markhwebster-32482See all my reviews

There are a lot of bad reviews of this movie. I have no idea why because I loved it. I would normally not watch a movie like this, but there was a frankness in the faces in the preview that appealed to me. Juanita is an amazing actress. I thought everyone was well cast. There was an edginess to all the characters that added a lot of sparkle to the film.

It dealt with some very complex issues that need to be spoken about: Single mothers, why young men go to prison, PTSD, parenting, getting stuck in a dead end jobs, American Indians and their diminishing culture. I mean these are huge topics, and they were dealt with very compassionately. But it wasn't preachy. It is basically mid life crisis tied to a love story.

I teared up a couple of times, and it takes a darn good movie to make me do that. Don't miss this one.

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