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TruckerWhenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the ? actress gets it, like Melissa Leo...TruckerDramaRWhenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the ? actress gets it, like Melissa Leo...2009-10-14Benjamin Bratt
Trucker

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Trucker

Genre: Drama; Starring: Nathan Fillion, Michelle Monaghan, Benjamin Bratt; Director: James Mottern; Author: James Mottern; Release Date Limited: 10/09/2009; MPAA Rating: R

Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the ? actress gets it, like Melissa Leo did in Frozen River, or she doesn’t, like Michelle Monaghan as the spoilin’-for-a-fight truck-driver heroine of the inert indie dud Trucker. Monaghan, so good in Gone Baby Gone, mopes self-consciously through the role of Diane, a loner who finds her heart when she’s thrown together with her estranged 11-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett), whom she takes on the road. Yes, it’s one of those movies. D

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