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The Wendell Baker Story

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The Wendell Baker Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/18/07
performer:
Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Eva Mendes
director:
Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson
distributor:
THINKFilm
author:
7676
genre:
Romance, Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C-

Luke Wilson’s ode to ’70s comedies — he plays an ex-con who helps save a retirement community — has taken nearly a decade to get to the screen. ”I write longhand,” says Wilson, who cast one brother as the heavy (Owen) and codirected with the other (Andrew), ”and I took the script to this typist. It came back at 239 pages, at $2.50 a page. Which I couldn’t afford at the time.” Thank you, Legally Blonde. (May 18)

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