Michelle Monaghan stars as a self-reliant trucker forced to take on the responsibility of caring for her 11-year-old son when his father (Benjamin Bratt) ends up in the hospital in this independent drama from Plum Pictures. James Mottern directs from his own script, with Nathan Fillion, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jimmy Bennett set to co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
What's interesting is that movies like this and roles like Michelle Monaghan's go unrecognized and unrewarded, yet movies like "Crazy Heart" (nothing taken from Bridges or Gylenhall) walk away with all the praise. Miss Monaghan first caught my eye as the beauty and the brains in "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" . Fast forward some years and you've finally got an actress willing to take risks for her career's sake. Then you add the likes of Nathan Fillion (Serenity) and Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality and Red Planet) and you've got one HELL of a cast. THEN, you add Joey Lauren Adams, who for the life of me hasn't been in anything that I know of since "Chasing Amy" and I just HAD to see where she was and what she was doing now. She's another actress whose beauty typecast her, but she hasn't seemed to be able to do anything about it. This movie was well written, well acted and is most certainly worth your time to watch. Bravo, Michelle!