Week 37: Oregon (Wendy and Lucy)
Quote of Interest:
“You can’t get an address without an address. You can’t get a job without a job. It’s all fixed.”–security guard
Three words to describe this film/state: little girl lost
- Recycler in Wheelchair, played by Roger Faires
- Security Guard’s Woman, played by Holly Cundiff
- Kid(s) by Fire, played by David Koppell, Max Clement, Sid Shanley, and Dave Hubner
Earring Inspo Character: Wendy
Other Notes: A good little sad indie slice-of-lifer. I actually got anxiety watching Wendy’s angst, Michelle Williams was so good. I think if we’re really being present in this world, that lost feeling is inevitable. You watch her life falling apart and the mistakes she’s making and get mad at her, feel her pain when she finally has an emotional breakdown, and root for her as she struggles to find her way up to the film’s end. She’s not really a likeable character, but she’s relatable…if we’re being honest with ourselves. Just like life–no closure necessarily or happy ending, just reality in its many forms–including that hope we all need and desperately look for. Worth the watch.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/oregon
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