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- Summary: A mother and her 10-year old son, who has an active fantasy life, drive across the country on the proceeds of the mother's trick-turning; that is, until her car dies. She temporarily moves in with a hardware store owner, and the boy's father tries to track them down.
- Director: Bette Gordon
- Genre(s): Drama
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80What counts here is the acute psychological validity with which Gordon evokes a coming of age that's seen with a darkly outrageous sense of humor--and no small amount of compassionate detachment.
75Fine acting and creative directing lend three-dimensional life to this absorbing story, which blends dreamlike elements with sharply etched drama and touches of pure cinematic ingenuity.