The Motel Life

Synopsis: Two brothers who are forced to leave Reno after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, this moody thriller is a searing and profound examination of brotherhood set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier.
Director(s): Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky
Production: Polsky Films
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

So you drove back to Reno, and bought

a solid gold watch with diamonds,

and gave it to him.

He didn't know what to think.

A couple of days later he

got the credit card bill

and the son of a bitch had you

committed to a mental hospital.

But it sure beat working.

You had all kinds of meds...

and green grass as far

as the eye can see.

And you didn't feel bad about Dad anymore

because that watch you gave him...

was a nice fucking watch.

What the f*ck were you

thinking, Jerry Lee?

Frank, Frank!

Hey Polly Flynn.

Jesus, you were in there forever.

Thanks for leaving the note.

He said he didn't have the nerve

to shoot himself in the head.

You know he stole my gun? My gun.

What'd he do?

Whatever it is,

I didn't do anything.


I'm doing really well.

I've moved to Elko in

a small apartment.

I still think about you.

- Do you think we'll see any bears?

- Maybe.

Come on.

It would be really wonderful

to hear from you.

But I understand.

- Who's place is it, again?

- I don't know.

Love, Annie.

Aah, whiskey.

It's like they knew we were coming.

I wish we lived here.

I could make apple pie,

you could hunt deer.

- You know how to make apple pie?

- No.

It's okay.

I don't think I could shoot a deer.

Jerry Lee could even

have his own room.

Or maybe you'll play

for the Yankees,

and we'll come here to get away from

all your fans, and the reporters.

Like a secret hide-out

or something.

God, I wish we lived here.

Hi. I'm getting a

check for Flannigan.

Here you go.


Where the hell've you been?

I had to hire someone else.

I know, I just came by

to pick up my check.

You should've called. You know, whatever

it was, maybe I could've helped.


Do you have a phone book?

Say goodbye to Daddy.

Look after your sister, all right?

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