Blue Car

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Blue Car
Blue Car FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed byKaren Moncrieff
Produced byPeer J. Oppenheimer
Amy Sommer
David Waters
Written byKaren Moncrieff
StarringDavid Strathairn
Agnes Bruckner
Margaret Colin
Frances Fisher
Music byAdam Gorgoni
CinematographyRob Sweeney
Editing byToby Yates
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release dates
  • January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02) (United States)
Running time96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,000,000
 
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Blue Car
Blue Car FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed byKaren Moncrieff
Produced byPeer J. Oppenheimer
Amy Sommer
David Waters
Written byKaren Moncrieff
StarringDavid Strathairn
Agnes Bruckner
Margaret Colin
Frances Fisher
Music byAdam Gorgoni
CinematographyRob Sweeney
Editing byToby Yates
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release dates
  • January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02) (United States)
Running time96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,000,000

Blue Car is a 2002 drama film directed and written by Karen Moncrieff. It was her first film that she had directed and written.[1]

Plot[edit]

A gifted 16-year-old named Megan living in the Dayton, Ohio area has been abandoned by her father and soon neglected by her mother. Her mother has been working hard and long lately because she needs the money to support herself and her children. The father does not pay child support often, which causes the family money problems.

Lily, Meg's younger sister, has serious mental problems; she has been starving herself to become an angel. After being checked into the psychiatric ward of a hospital, Lily kills herself by jumping out of an open window as she tries to "fly". Meg finds solace in her English teacher, who claims he is passionate about writing a novel. Her English teacher becomes a comfort and a father figure to her through Meg's troubled times, and he encourages her to join a poetry contest.

A closer sexual relationship develops between Meg and her teacher until she finally has sex with him. After this, Meg, looking through material on the top of a desk, realizes that her teacher has not written a novel, but had told that story to impress her. Meg decides to live with her father, and she enters his blue car, still uncertain about her future.

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DVD release[edit]

Blue Car was released on DVD on October 14, 2003 in the United States and Canada.

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