Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy ★★★★

Wendy and Lucy by Kelly Reichardt is a film about wandering. In an America where hopes and dreams run downriver and wash out too thin, one must stay put and toil or wander alone. Wendy, traveling to Alaska, is only alone when she loses her sole companion, a dog named Lucy. It’s an honest look at poverty as well as a heartbreaking story about a woman and her dog. It’s short, takes the time to find nourishment in the bleak world of American apathy, and is worth watching whether or not you like the director (even though you should because her work is superb).

I watched this with my dog and we both got sad.