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Wendy and Lucy | 2008 | R | - 1.2.6

A young woman (Michelle Williams) and her dog become stranded in Oregon while driving to Alaska to seek a better life. Also with Will Patton, Will Oldham, John Robinson, Wally Dalton and Larry Fessenden. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. [1:20]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman unbuttons and removes her shirt in a gas station bathroom in order to clean herself (we see her in a tank top, a portion of her bare stomach is seen and we see her bare legs from the front, as she steps into underwear). A woman's bare legs are seen in shorts throughout the film.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man grabs a woman by the arm and the woman yells, "Let go of me!"
 A man approaches a woman as she sleeps in the woods, she opens her eyes and sees the man going through her personal belongings; she is frightened, tries not to move, and cries (her cries are muffled by a blanket), while the man yells a few expletives and leaves. A woman yells at a man as he gets into a car.
 A woman steals bread and dog food from a grocery store. A woman is taken away in a police car. A woman is fingerprinted, photographed and held in a jail cell. A woman visits an animal shelter where we see multiple dogs barking, crying and howling in cages.
 A woman enters a gas station bathroom, closes the door and begins to sob, slams her hands against the wall and cries. A man talks about destroying work equipment on a job.
 A woman is upset about her car breaking down, a woman searches for her dog in several scenes, a woman is worried and upset about her dog in several scenes and a woman cries when she leaves her dog.
 A woman sleeps on cardboard in the woods.


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LANGUAGE 6 - About 11 F-words, 1 religious exclamation, 2 anatomical terms.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man is seen smoking a marijuana cigarette, and a man is seen licking paper in order to roll a marijuana cigarette.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - The homeless, companionship, transients, love of a dog, young people "on the road," kindness, living in a car, compassion, dog and people relationships, shelter dogs, stealing, stealing out of necessity, seeking a better life, loneliness, desperation, nobility, fear, living without money, selflessness, being arrested, driving cross-country, self-reliance, difficult life choices, hard times.

MESSAGE - Truly loving someone means making selfless decisions.

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