Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy ★★★½

The film is full of people trying to do the right thing, but ending up doing the wrong thing. The shopkeeper who catches Wendy doesn't need to call it in. He can surely see that she is desperate, but rules are rules. The consequences of this seemingly innocent act are devastating for Wendy. His life goes on - unaffected and unchanged by the event. It's tragic. I wasn't prepared for the sorrow that permeates through this film. From the slow and melancholic cinematography through to the tender and heartbreaking resolution. It's amazing how so much can be said with so little. Wendy does the right thing at the end, but it is not without deep regret and sadness. I'm becoming a fan of Kelly Reichardt. I preferred Old Joy, but this is just as thought provoking.