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Having been abandoned by her father and neglected by her overworked mother (Colin), young Meg (Bruckner) turns to her English teacher (Strathairn) for solace and inspiration. But the safety of what begins as a mentoring relationship turns increasingly complex and ambiguous as the tension in her family grows!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 85
- Fresh: 69
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: From the rain-streaked windshield to the unaffected line readings from a stellar cast, there is not a shot in Blue Car that doesn't ring true.
Fresh: It's that central dance between teacher and student that makes the movie both hard to watch and worth your attention -- a subtle waltz of power in which it's difficult to tell who's leading until too late.
Fresh: An impressive first effort from Ms. Moncrieff, but the eternal Aristotelian in me finds it depressing to watch characters always walking around in moral quicksand.
Rotten: I didn't like Blue Car, and the only thing I found appalling is how blatantly predicable and pseudo-daring the supposedly appalling stuff is.
I think we (teachers) have enough problems right now. My district cut back 300+ teachers and I am one of them. so with nothing else to do, I find myself watching this movie and I have to say I have had ENOUGH with teachers being labeled as perverts. It is hard enough to keep discipline in the classroom as it is. Students need to understand that teachers DO NOT want to have sex with them. If they do, they never last long and are exposed in short order. That being said, Agnes Bruckner is convincing in her role as the protagonist. Roger Ebert said that Bruckner "negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction." and I agree. If you are alone with TOO MUCH time on your hands this movie can really draw you in and tap right in to your emotions. Bruckner's character seems very real and believable. Her performance is in the same league with actresses like Clair Danes and Misha Barton. I hope she can be as successful and as popular as they have become.