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Gas Food Lodging

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Allison Anders's GAS FOOD LODGING is a heartfelt, honest look at a teenage girl's coming of age. Fairuza Balk stars, giving a tremendously sympathetic performance as Shade, a girl living in a trailer park with her mom, Nora (Brooke Adams), and doing her best to hold her volatile family together. While Shade's older sister, Trudi (Ione Skye), sleeps around and is filled with rage at men, her mother, and the world in general, Shade is a compassionate, melancholy teen who spends time watching wildly romantic Mexican movies at the local cinema. She believes her mother will be happy if she can find her father, John Evans (a moving performance by James Brolin), and reunite her family. Though things don't go quite so smoothly, the film maintains a hopeful tone. Anders's second film, GAS FOOD LODGING put her on the indie film map, establishing her as sensitive director whose stories of struggling women, told in their own voices, are marked by emotional honesty and disarming humor. GAS FOOD LODGING is an intimate, well-wrought gem.
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  • Credits
    Brooke Adams, Fairuza Balk, Ione Skye, Ione, Skye Leitch, James Brolin, James Bruderlin, Jim Brolin
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] fine sleeper....THE LAST PICTURE SHOW shot in color and shaped by a rueful feminine perspective..."
    New York Times

    "...A film of promise. Semi-newcomer Alison Anders directs from the heart..."
    USA Today

    "...It captures a genuine heartland feel....There's real shrewdness and compassion in its depiction of ordinary lives -- but also a curious, lyrical sense of romance and mystery..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Beyond acclaim at Sundance, the film also won Anders the New York Film Critics award for Best New Director."
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