The Indies: Wendy and Lucy
“If a person can’t afford dog food, they shouldn’t have a dog.”
With Michelle Williams and Will Patton.
Wendy and Lucy is a wonderful testament to companionship and determination, one of those intimate and personal films you can fully immerse yourself in. It’s anchored by a beautifully heartbreaking performance from Michelle Williams, which really helps separate the film from the standard indie-realist fare. She’s an incredibly brilliant young actress. I just hope she can get to a level where the public views her as more than just “Heath Ledger’s baby mama.” I mean, who would have thought she would be the Dawson’s Creek cast member who to become the most legitimate actor? Forget Up in the Air, this is truly a movie for the times.
RIYL: Into the Wild, Easy Rider, The Road.