Worth Watching: Michelle Monaghan in the Trucker Trailer

August 24, 2009

Trucker Trailer

I got an email tonight with that photo above and a press release for a film called Trucker. I remembered hearing about it and even found a trailer, since it premiered at Tribeca last year. Trucker stars Michelle Monaghan in an apparently Oscar worthy role as a trucker, alongside of Benjamin Bratt, Nathan Fillion, and Jimmy Bennett, who played the young James T. Kirk in Star Trek. It actually looks pretty good, but I'm ost intrigued by Kris Tapley's post at In Contention addressing the possibility that Monaghan is a strong Oscar contender because there are no other great Lead Actresses in the running. I'll be rooting for her!

Watch the trailer for Michelle Monaghan's Trucker:

Trucker tells the story of Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious young truck driver, who leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door. "I tried to make Trucker for a few years… One problem I was always faced with was finding a lead actress that really spoke to me on a gut level. I looked for a long time," says Mottern. "Then I saw Michelle Monaghan in North Country. Her performance in that film is outstanding."

Trucker is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker James Mottern, a former TV ariter. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2008 and didn't get picked up until this year. Monterey Media is finally bringing Trucker to very limited theaters starting on October 9th this fall. Interested?

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  • DoomCanoe
    bad music placement for this trailer. looks like your everyday bullshit movie to me.
  • Perrin Aybara
    I like Michelle and I'm looking forward to seeing this movie.
  • ADM86
    Looks like a bad forced drama about a trucker that it?
  • TTEX
    Ugh. Looks like the usual Oscar bait (dreck?) - where they try and overemphasise "drama"
  • Rorschach90
    Aaaaaaand that's a big pass. Stopped halfway through
  • real talk
    women drivers, not intersted
  • Looks kindo lonely and boring
  • Brian Barajas
    looks pretty lame, even looking for the good, but then i saw nathan fillion, and i will now probably be seeing it
  • dom
    The boy steals the show in that trailer!
  • th3thirdman
  • "Okay, sorry about that, the trailer is edited together pretty poorly, but just look for the good in it!" The good in it is seeing Michelle Monaghan in the nude shower scene. Everythign else looks generic and somethign that would be on the Lifetime channel.
  • yojoe
    im sold everytime i see nathan fillion, he is just such a great actor that i will watch this movie...
  • PinkSushi
    it looks SHIT. horrible soundtrack . terrible acting. wtf was that. the fight scene looks so fake ass.
  • Korm
    Oh Fillion - you were the best part of that trailer.
  • In_rainbows
    What has nathan fillion done that warrants so much cock sucking?! Buffy? Firefly? The guy seems ok but he's not that great. In fact, to say he's not that great gives him too much credit. He sucks, just like this movie.
  • That Awesome Norwegian Guy
    Look's bad, but a lot of good people in it.
  • #15, methinks you're trying too hard to be contrary. Anyone who expends effort trying to knock down Nathan Fillion needs some bigger fish to fry. The man is hardly a success story in Hollywood's eyes. The fanboy/fangirl love he gets is warranted, because it's all he's got, really. But he deserves more. I hope he gets his big break, and soon.
  • Antioch
    Michelle Monaghan in a Lifetime original movie, "The Trucker".
  • #18 ha, that's exactly it. Oscar-worthy? Please.
  • Derek
    Looks like oscar bait that doesnt realize it doesnt have any chances at all, although it has Nathan Fillion so it could be the greatest thing ever.
  • Defeatedfrog
    Boring...we've seen this story too many times. Are we suposed to feel different because it's a woman this time?...I'll pass.
  • jasonmd2020
    Anyone knows who's playing the kid? Think I've seen him before but cant place the face.
  • coswell
    Sounds boring to be honest! Omg, its the young James Tiberius Kirk in a drama.
  • Xerxex
    Hey #15 In_rainbows its Nathan fucking Fillion, he's like fBruce fucking Campbell, we don't know why we love 'em, we just do. Oh yeah the trailer, love Michelle Monaghan, thought she was great in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...but if this is oscar worthy then I have no faith in the Academy anymore, they already screw up enough. i don't know could be good, trailer instill's no hope in the actual movie.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    "They say never hit a man with a closed fist. Though it is on occasion hilarious." - Malcolm Reynolds What more does one need to love and praise Nathan Fillion?!
  • shubidu
    Wow, that is one horrible trailer. If only they had managed to squeese in two or three more of those cheesy popsongs to go with all the cliches, I might've been convinced
  • Clover
    Ben Pratt?.......PASS! The best thing was the Snow Patrol tune at the first frame.
  • jasonmd2020
    Thanks #23. That's where I saw the little bastard!
  • Scagginsvolley
    Straight Dookla.
  • dougo162
    It obvious that it attempts to break stereotypes---but just not very convincing casting and the fact trailer highlights the trite melodrama makes it even less inviting. C-
  • Peter
    Nathan Fillion is in it, i'll watch it - maybe firefly's coming around:-)
  • Lar
    lol, 31. One can hope! I almost went "Meh, not interested." I'll see it cause Nathan's in it. Might like it for other reasons, but *shrug* The trailer makes it look like some TV movie.
  • qg
    Looks like crap. The acting is very wooden. Oscar worthy my ass.
  • you all sux this movie fuhhkn rocks. wahts the song called in scene three??? when his dad dies?




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