Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy ★★★½

Where can we find compassion in a world of rules and regulations? A society built around money, there to benefit those that have it and punish those who do not? In the supermarket attendant, garage owner and security guard we see examples of how people can react to those less well off than them. In the first 2 examples, they show no sympathy - the young supermarket attendant's vehement pursuit of justice, the garage owner's want for profit. Yet in the character of the security guard, Reichardt presents an alternative - though at first he too follows a strict adherence to the rules, his understanding and sympathy towards Wendy's situation show that only unity and mutual understanding can make a better society.