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

Grab it, Lu.

Give me that stick.



Drop it.

That's a girl.

That's a girl.

Drop it. Good dog.


Come on back, girl.


Lu, where did you go?

Great dog, what's her name?


You're a sweetheart, Lucy!

What is she?

Don't know, really.

A mix of hunting dog and retriever.

Where's the closest

store around here?

I don't know.

I'm not from around here.

I'm just kinda

passing through.

Where to?

Going to Alaska.

I'm headed south.

Icky over there worked

the canneries last year.

Hey, Icky!

This lady's going to Alaska!

King Salmon!

It's f***ing awesome up there.

You going to work?

Where you going?



It's good for greenhorns. Cooper River

is pretty good, too. Further north.

Lots of work on

that slime line.

You should check out

Northwestern Fisheries

because their housing

is f***ing awesome.

Tell Mike Murphy you met me,

because he's all right.

Okay, I might. Thanks.

The money's better there, too.

There's no expenses, you know?

You just walk with everything.

Well, whatever you do...

...don't tell Old Man Brutus

that you met me.

Because he was a little upset when

I left in somewhat of a hurry.

There was this incident...

...involving me operating

a two ton earth mover...

...in a state slightly less than sober.

Some friends of mine...

...they were goofing around...

...and we got the thing started, and

I put it in gear and that was that.

We drove the thing

across the construction site.

Getting it to stop, though.

No one told me that.

So, we finally had

to jump off...

...and the thing just rolled all the

way across the construction site.

We couldn't stop the thing.

We tried everything.

It snapped the retaining wires.

Huge spray of sparks.

The Cat went over the hill

head over heels...

...ass over tit, right into the water.

It was probably a hundred thousand

dollar piece of equipment, gone

in four f***ing seconds.

But they couldn't pin it

on me, man, I was gone.

Ferry Running Times


Good night, baby girl.

Wake up.


You can't sleep here, ma'am.

You can't sleep out here,

it's not allowed.


All right, get back, Lu.

My car won't start.

I can hear that.

You can't park here.

That's the rules.

Yeah, I got it,

I got it, okay?

I don't know what it is.

It was fine yesterday.

You just gonna have

to get it off the property.

Well, where is that?

How far is the property?

Street. The street's public.

You just have to get it off the lot.

All right, jump in.


What do you know

about that...

...station over there?

Seems to get business.

A lot of cars come and go.

He's the closest.

He's got that going for him.

What about, is there some kind

of grocery store around here?

Down the road there's Jack's.

Pretty good and pretty cheap.

That's where I normally go.

Stay, Lu.

Hey, Lu.


I know.

I know.

Okay. Be right back.

You're hungry, huh?

Bet you are.

Come on, let's go.

I can't shut up, I'm choking.

So I said, man, I ain't

staying there, I'm going.

Yeah, like one out of what?

Is there like ten of us here?

Found a few cans and then I

went to this place over here...

...and laid down under a tree

and went to sleep.


Sit here.

There's a long line.

I think some of these machines are

broken today, so it's gonna be a while.

Why don't you buy

her cans from her?

I don't have any money

to buy her cans from her.

But, hey, I tell you what,

I'll take those. Hey, dog.

I'll take those from you and

I'll give you the money later.

I mean, you've only got...

It's not many cans.

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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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