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Trucker

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Trucker
Kevin Estrada

Trucker

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Limited Release Date:
10/09/09
performer:
Nathan Fillion, Michelle Monaghan, Benjamin Bratt
director:
James Mottern
author:
James Mottern
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D

Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the ? actress gets it, like Melissa Leo did in Frozen River, or she doesn’t, like Michelle Monaghan as the spoilin’-for-a-fight truck-driver heroine of the inert indie dud Trucker. Monaghan, so good in Gone Baby Gone, mopes self-consciously through the role of Diane, a loner who finds her heart when she’s thrown together with her estranged 11-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett), whom she takes on the road. Yes, it’s one of those movies. D

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