Cast: Jimmy Bennett,Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion,Benjamin Bratt,Joey Lauren Adams
Director: James Mottern
Diane Ford is an independent truck driver that leads a life on the road having one night stands along the way and drinking all night without a care in the world. That is until one day her past returns,11 years ago Diane had a child but left him with his father and took on her new life but now the son's father is sick and she must look after the boy at least for the time being.
This is a story about a woman that unwilling at first attempts to correct the wrong she has done.The story itself is simple and easy to follow, some might think it is even too easy but the cast and clever lines made this better than most movies like it. This is Director,James Mottern's first feature film which he also wrote and as you can tell he is seasoned beyond his years. The direction is flawless and the cinematography is stunning to say the least. I look forward to seeing what this promising Director comes up with next. The cast is always a big part of a drama like this and I do not think they could of chosen a better one. Diane is played by the talented and beautiful Michelle Monaghan, you will remember her from such movies as "Eagle Eye" and "Gone Baby Gone" but you have never seen her like this before. She takes the role of an independent woman, strong and carefree and she runs with it. I look for some award nominations coming later this year and they will be well-deserved. Actor Jimmy Bennett plays her 11 year-old son and I have to tell you he almost steals the show here, his one-liners had me laughing which was great because it kept the theme of the story from being a total downer. The chemistry him and Michelle as mother and son is something to behold. This young boy has got a bright future ahead of him as an actor. Also Actor Nathan Fillion stars as Runner,a married friend but his real feelings are towards Michelle. Nathan does a fantastic job here and is really an under-rated actor with great range. The rest of the supporting cast are just as good including Benjamin Bratt as the boy's ill father and Joey Lauren Adams. The film is about learning to love and in the end finding out that family really matters most. There is some tough lessons along the way but each character grows from it and is rewarded as a result. When it comes to drama it doesn't get much better than this. Trucker fires on all cylinders and delivers a touching and heart felt tale that offers hope and a few smiles along the way. The film will have a Theatrical run this summer followed by the DVD release in September so please keep checking Monterey Media for dates in your area. Monterey Media releases a wide range of films in all genres and each time I see one I add a new favorite to my list, Trucker is another film that delivers with its wonderful cast of chanracters and solid story that will tug at your heart-strings. Released by Monterey Media. ***** Out Of *****