Wendy and Lucy Synopsis
A woman confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wendy and Lucy is modest, minimalist. But it nonetheless reverberates like a sonic boom.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is where the movie excels. In the classic neo-realist tradition, it's scant in plot yet rich in mood and character, offering us a...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Wendy and Lucy is like "Lassie Come Home" directed by Antonioni. What's piercing about it, and also disturbing, is that Reichardt views the...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Wendy Carroll is a character we rarely see in movies anymore, a woman left alone with her thoughts. That a moviegoer would care what she's...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Simple story, beautifully told.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An evocative film with a believable and subtly enthralling lead performance that gets deeply under your skin.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In a minimalist film of muted emotions, Michelle Williams gives as lovely a performance as a moviegoer could ask for.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A film that might have seemed faintly academic six months ago becomes an anxious expression of its historical moment.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Michelle Williams does her best but she cannot prevent Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy, a weak tale about being broke and on the road in...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like a worst-case-scenario, indie-movie cliché, Wendy and Lucy throws every bone it can at the screen.
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A Sad, Beautiful, and Important Film

By WinstonSmith
No, WENDY AND LISA is not the mindless, upbeat fantasy that most of the other reviewers seemed to expect that it would be (didn't they watch the preview?). Instead, it is a poignant and courageous...

The joke is on me....the audience

By FRONT_ROW_
This has got to be one of the LAMEST excuses EVER for a movie. It is not even worthy of TV time. SPOILER ALERT: Homeless girl on a tight budget and a junk car heads to Alaska. The car breaks down...

A Quiet but Moving Film

By movingpicture
This is a movie that haunted me. In the midst of an otherwise routine day, I would suddenly recall a moment from this subtle independent film and be struck by a deep sadness. The film, in fact,...

wendy and lucy a wonderful moving film

By saenz-movies
the movie was a wonderful and moving film. the film "an unqualified triumph" and that "Williams gives a prodigiously focused and resourceful performance." the director of the film Ms. Reichardt...

Lovely Film for a Small Audience

By heddache
I really enjoyed it but wouldn't recommend it to most people. Only if you enjoy quiet, contemplative, understated movies where it's more of an experience of a time, place, character or circumstance....

The second most bleak & depressing movie I've ever seen

By spamtrap
I thought watching the kid slowly die in Lorenzo's Oil, combined with Nick Nolte trying to speak in an Italian accent, was the most bleak and depressing movie experience ever. "Wendy and Lucy" is a...

Wow....

By ilovemysoldier
This movie was terrible! I am so glad I didn't have to waste my money on this movie, thank god for certin web sites.. And the only thing that was "moving" about this 'film'(if u want to call it that)...

WENDY AND LUCY

By marianawiznitzer
By far, this is the worst and most boring movie I have ever seen in my live.............. I attended this film because of your reviews . You have certainly disappointed me If you want to misslead...

Wendy and Lucy

By Lazy_Pants
So far this is the one movie i've actually been waiting to see all year. I think it's gonna be a great film!!!!...

Not very good

By Whammo
If you go to parking lots to watch people parking and driving away for entertainment this is a bit more interesting. Sucky unresolved ending too. And the moral of this movie is: Life sucks without...

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Rated R | For language