Gas Food Lodging Movie Review Summary

Actors: Brooke Adams, Lone Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin

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In the desert of New Mexico,a single mother and waitress named Nora (Adams) is raising her two teenage daughters, Trudi (Skye) and Shade (Balk). The two girls want nothing more than to leave the dead end town. The youngest daughter Shade is a dreamer who escapes into her fantasies while Trudi rebels against everything and everyone, especially her mother. Shade tries to find a boyfriend for her mother whom she believes is extremely lonely but ends up setting her up with a lover from her past named John (Brolin). The lives of the mother and her daughters change drastically when Trudi falls in love and then gets pregnant by an archaeologist passing through town who promises to come back for her but doesn't. Ironically the crisis brings the family closer together.
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(This movie is based on the novel by Richard Peck)
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   fighting with parents Parent(s) gone?    -   Dada gone Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   engorged w/ fetus

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   waitor/waitress Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest Desert?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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