October 9, 2009 (Limited)
Rated R for some sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault
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) until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett) 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...
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In the drama Trucker
, Michelle Monaghan stars as a crude truck driver who is forced to care for her estranged son when the boy's father falls ill. The movie is a well-made, well-acted directorial debut for writer James Mottern, but it unfortunately falls victim to one very superficial issue: Monaghan is too pretty for her character. Full movie review »