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Wendy and Lucy

(Rated M)

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“You can’t get a job without a job”

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Overview

Kelly Reichardt’s third feature following River of Grass (1994) and Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy is an empathetic and typically razor-sharp study of a woman’s precarious existence on the margins of poverty. Wendy (Michelle Williams) is driving up to Alaska with her dog Lucy (Reichardt’s own dog!) with hopes of gaining work at a fish cannery. When her car breaks down in Oregon, Wendy finds herself in dire straits, without the money necessary to fix her wheels and get back on the road. Things spiral downwards once she’s caught shoplifting dog food, and lands in trouble with the authorities. With the camera trained on Michelle Williams’ startling performance, Wendy and Lucy is a vital, heart-breaking work of humanism on screen.

Why You Should See This Film

If you asked us for a list of our all-time favourite films, Wendy and Lucy would sit right up there. Bong Joon-Ho calls the opening shot “one of the most beautiful opening scenes in the history of the movies”, and we can’t help but agree. Based on the short story “Train Choir” by frequent Reichardt collaborator Jonathan Raymond, the film soars with a precise kind of poetry and pathos.

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  • Year: 2008
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Language: English
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