Michelle Williams nailed the role of “lost soul” pretty well, though I couldn’t bring myself to feel sorry for her (OK, so I felt bad when she left the dog behind, but it was more like an angry WTF kind of sadness). I enjoyed the security guard’s good Samaritan bit (this flick needed a little heart), but for the life of me, I can’t imagine what the “F” possessed Will Patton to go near this script, especially for the throw away garbage role he ended up with ( I don’t know who I feel more sorry for, him or the dog). Not that there was a whole lot of dialogue here to begin with, but Patton can do so much better.
This film was unmercifully clumsy, repetitive and dauntingly boring. I kept waiting for something to happen, hoping to find a story (or theme) within the story here. Nope. Her car breaks down, she gets caught stealing, and loses her dog. She then spends the next hour looking for it, only to leave it behind. Nice payoff. I’ve never seen so little happen over such a long period of time. I see what they’re trying to do here, it just doesn’t happen. Oregon continues to look beautiful, but it’s hard to enjoy due to the amateur camera work (this looks like it was filmed with a camcorder and a budget of about a hundred bucks).
WENDY AND LUCY could have been something more than just a “ho hum” depressing look at the disgruntled life of a she-bum on the run. Not to sound cold, but in light our dwindling economy, I’m hard pressed to believe Wendy will find many bleeding hearts for her cause. Maybe if I’d known something more about her, shit ANYTHING at all about her, I might have cared. But HELL, you don’t even know if she makes it to Alaska. And with a title like WENDY AND LUCY, I was expecting a much larger bond between her and the dog (and maybe have it rescue her from a fire or something), especially after she spent the bulk of the movie looking for it. The least they could’ve done was give me a cool ending.
Oscilloscope Releases: Twelve Oscilloscope titles, seven of which have poorly shot trailers. Again, not to sound like a dick, but these titles also look like they were filmed with a camcorder and have about as much production value as a documentary about my toilet.