• Trucker (2009)


Release Date: October 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2010

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

Production Co: Plum Pictures, Hart/Lunsford Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Girlfriend, Transformation, Father, Friend, Touching, Hospital, Rise, House, Brash, Bar, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Written and directed by James Mottern with more attention to character than to plot, Trucker is a simple, unadorned study of a loner forced by circumstance to embrace the world again -- but only on her terms. show more

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