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Trucker (2009)

Trucker

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 09, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Production Budget

$2 millions

Studio

Monterey Media

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

James Mottern

Producer

Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Scott Hanson

Screenwriter

James Mottern

Starring

Story


Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett) shows up at her door.

Peter hasn't seen his mother since he was a baby and wants Diane as little as she wants him; but with his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) in the hospital, Diane and Peter are stuck with each other - at least for a while.

Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she's fought for jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at a future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed.

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Michelle Monaghan stars as Diane Ford in Monterey Media's Trucker (2009)
Michelle Monaghan stars as Diane Ford and Jimmy Bennett stars as Peter  in Monterey Media's Trucker (2009). Photo credit by Kevin Estrada.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..You can see it on the horizon as soon as the movie starts..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
“..sometimes feels like a performance in search of a movie..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
“..stands as an object lesson in the triumph of intelligent commitment over shopworn material..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]