There’s a movie coming out in very limited release this weekend which, despite its cast, has gotten absolutely no press. It’s an indie film, from director James Mottern, and it’s quite possible that it doesn’t even deserve press. But the trailer looks fantastic, if you’re into movies with great performances. It’s about a female truck driver, played by the ohmygod she’s gorgeous Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone), who takes in her estranged 11-year-old son.
The reason I’m surprised I haven’t run across it yet is that Nathan Fillion also has a role in the film (though it’s probably small), as do Benjamin Bratt and Joey Lauren Adams (hey! What happened to her?). It’s gotten decent reviews, with particular focus on Michelle Monaghan’s performance (and one critic even pointed out its similarities to Melissa Leo’s performance in Frozen River, which was my first thought when I saw the trailer).
It premieres this weekend in a handful of theaters in NYC, San Diego, and Pittsburgh, and even one theater in Kentucky and New Mexico (presumably geared toward their truck driver population?) Here’s a complete list. We probably won’t manage to get to it until its DVD release, but it looks promising. Plus, you know, there’s the Fillion.