Trucker (2008)

Trucker (2008)

Released: 2008
Genre: Drama, Genre
Director: James Mottern
Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Monaghan, ,
Run time: 90 min
IMDb: 6.6/10
Country: USA
Views: 79844


Diane’s free-wheeling life of drunken one-night-stands as a professional trucker hits a road block when Peter, her son, is dropped at her doorstep. Her former husband Len, whom she abandoned eleven years ago along with their new-born son, has cancer and no one else to turn to while he’s in the hospital. Peter, resentful and wary, wants, even needs a mother who’ll want him at this worrisome time but knows better than to expect this from Diane. With deliveries waiting and a mortgage to be paid, there’s only one inevitable thing ahead for Diane and Peter – a road trip together.
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User Reviews: I was able to see this film at the Austin Film Festival 2008. Saw it twice actually, since Natnan Fillion’s number one fan wasn’t able to go the night I had it on my calendar. Despite problems with the script (didn’t always ring true) and definitely with the dialogue (again, problems with truth, and reality), Nathan, Michelle, and Jimmy give fine performances. Dialogue weakness, I would guess, would be a tough thing for an actor to overcome, but Nathan sails through it with flying colors. I would have liked to have asked the director why he chose sepia tones for some of the scenes – they simply didn’t fit with the message/action on screen. I’d ask, but he’d probably not answer, like in the Q&A at the Sunday evening screening. (What, me bitter? No.) If I had to guess, I’d say that the director makes some rookie errors since this was his first narrative; and, it appears he was more interested in being an "artiste" rather than telling the audience a story. Overall though, I enjoyed the picture, particularly Nathan Fillion, Michelle Monaghan and Jimmy Bennett.

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