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Running time
104 min.
United States United States
Gavin O'Connor, Angela Shelton
David Mansfield
Dan Stoloff
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Spanky Pictures / Solaris / River One Films. Distributed by Fine Line Features [USA]
Drama | Based On A True Story. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Mary Joe Walker (Janet McTeer) is constantly running from town to town in search of a new life (and escape her string of abusive ex's) with her 12 year old daughter Ava (Kimberly J. Brown). They begin to look in San Diego, when Mary Joe takes up with a controlling trucker (Gavin O'Connor) and fights with her weirdo boss (Michael J. Pollard). Dan Miller (Sanders) is a fellow co-worker who leads Mary Joe into a new direction in relationships. Although Ava has become used to the constant shifts in her life, she finds she is fitting in her latest school, especially when she finds out she has been chosen for a lead in the school play.
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Janet McTeer)
1999: Golden Globe: Best Actress of Comedy (Janet McTeer)
1999: National Board of Review: Best Actress (Janet McTeer)
1999: Sundance Film Festival: Award for Best Director
1999: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Janet McTeer)
1999: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Debut Performance (Kimberly J. Brown). 2 Nominations
1999: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Janet McTeer)
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