Plot Young Wendy is driving to up North to a Summer job, when her dog goes missing in a town en route, meaning an increasingly costly diversion.
Kelly Reichardt’s sublime, miniature character study sees Wendy (a superb Michelle Williams) and her dog Lucy head out for Alaska for a new start. The car breaks down, the dog buggers off and Wendy is left stranded in a small Oregon town. Not afraid of long silences or zero degree filmmaking, Reichardt paints an affecting portrait of a dropout at the end of her tether, beautifully assisted by Williams.
Verdict Slow, ponderous, meticulously rendered realism that will appeal to specific audiences of slow, ponderous, meticulously rendered realism, with a heart.
The above comments cheer me up. There are people who truly enjoy what the Empire reviewer calls slow, ponderous meticulously rendered realism. I can't figure out if the reviewer genuinely liked the experience or wanted to criticize it. Wendy & Lucy is an absolutely beautiful experience. People looking for a movie to rent should definitely check it out! ... More
I honestly would give this film 4stars but I'm giving it 5 cos I believe it deserves more recognition and I'm astonished by how little money its made 800,000 us low even by indie standards its such a well made film proving that you don't need a whole bunch of characters and a wordy script to create an emotional and moving film. ... More
One Girl, One Dog. She loses it and spends the film trying to find it. These are the kind of films that there should be more of a fine antidote to loud noisy in your face bullshit
Michelle Williams once again proves she's one of the best of her generation. Yet she and this film aren't getting the attention that is deserved
The film just shows how lucky we are and don't have to cling to tiny bits of money the way Wendy does. Oh and the end is just gut-punching, absolutely gut-punching ... More