Trucker (2009) 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… 2009-10-09 R Drama Nathan Fillion Michelle Monaghan Benjamin Bratt
Movie Review

Trucker (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
Trucker | TRUCK DRIVIN' GAL Michelle Monaghan goes on the road again in Trucker
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TRUCK DRIVIN' GAL Michelle Monaghan goes on the road again in Trucker
EW's GRADE
D

Details Limited Release: Oct 09, 2009; Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Nathan Fillion and Michelle Monaghan

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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Originally posted Oct 14, 2009 Published in issue #1072 Oct 23, 2009 Order article reprints