By Owen Gleiberman
Updated October 14, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Trucker

type
  • Movie

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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Trucker

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
director
  • James Mottern

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