WENDY AND LUCY is a touching political road movie about an idealistic young drifter, her faithful dog and the wide-open spaces of the Pacific Northwest. Played by Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Williams, Wendy is a down-on-her-luck girl who's hoping to turn things around for herself with a summer job in Alaska. On route to her new life, Wendyas car breaks down in Oregon and the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart. Gorgeously filmed in stark, luminous imagery, WENDY AND LUCY addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in our modern times.
Michelle Williams is superb... in Reichardt s wise, deceptively simple tale. --David Ansen, Newsweek, on his 10 Best List for 2008
Williams gives a lovely a performance as a moviegoer could ask for. --Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
In the space of a few years, Ms. Reichardt has become one of the most interesting young American filmmakers --Manolha Dargis, New York Times