Trucker

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  • Summary: Diane Ford, a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking with Runner until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter is unexpectedly dropped at her door. (Monterey Media)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 100
    Trucker sets out on a difficult and tricky path, and doesn't put a foot wrong.
  2. 100
    There are so many wonderfully unconventional things to like about this tiny independent film, Monaghan's earthy and uncompromising performance chief among them, its depth surprising you at every turn.
  3. 75
    Written and directed by James Mottern with more attention to character than to plot, Trucker is a simple, unadorned study of a loner forced by circumstance to embrace the world again -- but only on her terms.
  4. Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane.
  5. Trucker sometimes feels like a performance in search of a movie.
  6. 58
    Fiercely acted but made with indifferent craft and no palpable feel for its subject matter, Trucker takes you on a ride from intrigue to indifference.
  7. Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the actress gets it, like Melissa Leo did in "Frozen River," or she doesn't, like Michelle Monaghan as the spoilin'-for-a-fight truck-driver heroine of the inert indie dud Trucker

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. WinstonL.
    Oct 24, 2009
    10
    Monaghan in on my Oscar-watch.
  2. BobW.
    Jan 18, 2010
    9
    Great performances, excellent story.

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