Wendy And Lucy

Synopsis: A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kelly Reichardt
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  9 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

It's not worth the wait.

I'll find you later.

Okay, you can just take those.

That's fine.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah, that's fine.

Hey, thanks. Thanks a lot.

Yeah. That's pretty cool.

Don't bother anybody, okay?

Be right back with a treat.


What did I say?

Don't be a nuisance.

We don't need that.

Hey, Lu.

- Excuse me? Ma'am?

- Let go of me.

- I think you're forgetting something.

- Let go of me.

- But you have something.

- Let go of me.

All right, I'm gonna have to ask you

to step inside the store, okay?

Sit here, please.

What's going on, Andy?

This customer neglected

to pay for a few items.

I watched the whole thing. I saw

her since she came in the store.

No. I'm sorry,

that isn't true.

Okay, well, what are

we talking about here?

Excuse me.

Sir, I wasn't done

shopping yet.

I walked out of the door by accident

without paying for those cans...

...because I was going to check

on my dog. My dog is tied up...

...in front of the store.

Mr. Hunt, it was obvious

what was going on here.

Sir, your employee

has the wrong idea.

The rules apply

to everyone equally.

If a person can't afford dog food

they shouldn't have a dog.


Sir, I just made a mistake is all.

I'm very sorry.

This isn't gonna happen again.

I'm really very sorry.

The food is not the issue.

It's about setting an example, right?

I'm not from around here, sir,

I can't be an example.

We have a policy, ma'am.

Hi, this is Andy Mooney

from Jack's on Lombard.

Sir, my dog is tied

up out front.

- Sir, my dog is tied up outside.

- Just relax.

Face forward.

Left. Turn to your left.

Can I get my bag back?

Not yet.

This machine's gonna kill me.

We've got to do this again.


Fifty dollars.

Excuse me?

You can pay your fine now

or you can come back in two weeks

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Jonathan Raymond

Jonathan Raymond is an American writer living in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for writing the novels The Half-Life and Rain Dragon, and for writing the short stories and screenplays for the films Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy (both directed by Kelly Reichardt). He also wrote the screenplays for Meek's Cutoff and Night Moves, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his teleplay writing on the HBO miniseries, Mildred Pierce. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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