"'TRUCKER' IS A WONDERFUL NEW MOVIE, WITH A CAREER-CHANGING PERFORMANCE BY MICHELLE MONAGHAN. 4 STARS. HER PERFORMANCE CLEARLY DESERVES AN OSCAR NOMINATION"
- ROGER EBERT
"TRUCKER IS A REVELATION.GIVE IT A CHANCE AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY. THE FILM IS BUILT AROUND A STRIKINGLY TOUGH-MINDED BUT BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN PERFORMANCES BY MICHELLE MONAGHAN. IT'S A WONDERFULLY ROUNDED PERFORMANCE, REMINISCENT IN ITS DEPTH AND HEART OF THE ONE MELISSA LEO GAVE IN FROZEN RIVER"
- THE HUFFINGTON POST
"TRUCKER IS A STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCE FOR MONAGHAN, MUCH THE SAME AS "WORKING GIRL" ONCE PUT MELANIE GRIFFITH ON THE MAP. LOOK FOR A LOT OF AWARDS BUZZ ON HER THIS FALL. JAMES MOTTERN'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT IS REFRESHING, UNSENTIMENTAL, AND UNFORGETTABLE. BRAVO!"
"IN AN HONESTLY OBSERVED AND UNDERSTATED LITTLE FILM CALLED TRUCKER, AND EXCELLENT CAST VIBRATES WITH AUTHENTICITY TO TELL AN IMPASSIONED STORY. MS. MONAGHAN IS TERRIFIC."
- REX REED, NEW YORK OBSERVER
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Written & Directed by: James Mottern
Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams, Jimmy Bennett
Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking with Runner (Nathan Fillion, Serenity, Waitress, "Castle") until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett, young James Kirk in Star Trek) is unexpectedly dropped at her door.
Peter hasn't seen his mother since he was a baby and wants to live with Diane as little as she wants him, but they are stuck with each other - at least for now, while his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) is in the hospital.
Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she's fought for now jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at an uncharted future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed possible.