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Wendy and Lucy (2008) - Movie Details

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Drama
80 min.
Release Date
December 10, 2008 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
May 5, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
80 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language

Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, Kelly Reichardt's ("Old Joy") subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style to weave together a unique emotional and political road film. Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon,... Full synopsis »

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I never watched "Dawson's Creek," but I've always viewed Michelle Williams as nothing more than "one of those girls from that show." In other words, I've never thought of her as anything but a WB teen star, despite her roles in such films as Brokeback Mountain and I'm Not There. But, in the same year that former flame Heath Ledger stole the show with his death and subsequent post-mortem Oscar win, Williams proved that she is a formidable actress with the low-key drama Wendy and Lucy. Full movie review »

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