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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Loner Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a truck driver with an 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett), whom she never sees, and that's fine with her. But, when Peter's father, Len (Benjamin Bratt), falls ill, he asks Diane to take care of their son for a while. Eventually, Diane reluctantly agrees, but she quickly realizes that caring for a child interferes with her independent lifestyle -- and Peter isn't all that thrilled with the arrangement, either.

Cast: Michelle Monaghan , Nathan Fillion , Benjamin Bratt , Joey Lauren Adams , Jimmy Bennett , Bryce Johnson , Brandon Hanson , Maya McLaughlin

Director: James Mottern

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Monterey Media

Trucker (2008)

Release Date: October 9th, 2009|1 hr. 33 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although Trucker doesn't have the social import that made "Norma Rae" a hit, it's an affecting, small film that could catch on with sophisticated audiences as well as more down-home types. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Trucker sets out on a difficult and tricky path, and doesn't put a foot wrong. show more

  • November 08, 2009 davidmarcel1
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    This is a very moving, well done little indie. It should play in more theaters. Michelle Monaghan is great and Jimmy Bennet's performance is the best of any child actor lately.

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