“Wendy and Lucy” (2008)

Wendy and Lucy was on many critics’ best-of-2008 lists. Michelle Williams is traveling to Alaska with her dog Lucy when her car breaks down. Several upsetting things happen. Wendy hums a lot, and calls for Lucy a lot. Several very sad things happen. This film is like a poem–a brief, lovely, impressionistic take on loneliness and poverty in America. Very good if you’re up for that sort of thing, but slow or depressing if you’re not.

One Response to ““Wendy and Lucy” (2008)”

  1. Steph Says:

    Have this one on our Netflix queue, but I had heard the warnings of it being pretty depressing, so I’ve held off on it. Just haven’t been in the mood for a good cry, but I’m sure I’ll muster up the courage to face this one eventually.