The Indies: Wendy and Lucy

“If a person can’t afford dog food, they shouldn’t have a dog.”

Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)

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.

Rating: 9/10

RIYL: Into the Wild, Easy Rider, The Road.

3 Responses to “The Indies: Wendy and Lucy”
  1. Think I would enjoy this? And how was Patton?

  2. I don’t see why you wouldn’t, especially if you enjoy this type of realism. He only had a few scenes, but he was pretty effective (as usual). Give it a shot. I mean, even if you don’t like it you’re only giving up 75 minutes.

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