• Blue Car (2003)

Blue Car

Release Date: May 2nd, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 2003

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Meg is a gifted but emotionally scarred 18-year-old. Meg finds solace in writing poetry. Mr. Auster, her English teacher, recognizes her talent and steps into the role of mentor and father figure, encouraging her to enter a national poetry contest for which he is a judge. As tension at home escalates and Meg struggles to find a way to get to the poetry finals in Florida, Auster's role in her life becomes increasingly complex.

Cast: David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher, A.J. Buckley, Regan Arnold, Sarah Beuhler

Director: Karen Moncrieff

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Competition, Emotional, Dark, Hospital, Friend, 2000s, School, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Not an easy movie to watch. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    For the most part, though, Ms. Moncrieff has given us a portrait of a young woman with a luminous soul.

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The ending of the film is as calculated and cruel as a verbal assault by a Neil LaBute character. show more

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