• R, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Kelly Reichardt
    In Theaters:
    May 22, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 5, 2009
  • Oscilloscope Pictures

Critic Review - Boston Globe

Given the woeful lack of inner life for young women in American movies, Williams's single gesture of fatigue and partial defeat in Wendy and Lucy is momentous.

January 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comments (2)
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Robert C.

Robert Curtis

The funny thing is, I actually liked Old Joy which really snuck up on me. This film seems almost as if it was made well before Old Joy. It plays like a rough, out-of-focus, early student effort with half a script stretched out into a meandering feature. It's like a sketch or a study, not a complete work. It would be great if the film did all you said it did for women in American movies. But I fear that if people read your review and attend this film with the hopes of seeing something "momentous", it will do more harm to actresses in indie films than good.

Jan 28 - 03:14 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hoevel

Nice review Wesley. I liked the films minimalistic approach to story telling. And the story itself I thought offered a powerful artistic statement in the form of metaphor symbolizing life's challenges, irrationalities and and uncertain destination.

Nov 13 - 02:41 AM

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