Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Michelle Williams is stunning as a young drifter who loses her beloved dog while on the road.

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  • Wendy Working
  • Train Choir Working


The aspirations of a young drifter from Indiana (Williams) are thwarted when her car grinds to a halt in small-town Oregon and she loses her beloved dog Lucy (Reichardt’s own dog).

This nuanced and profoundly moving study of breakdown and loss also riffs on the road-movie genre, and finely observes the economic fallout of corporate America.

Michelle Williams is luminous in the first of her collaborations with Reichardt.

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