Wendy and Lucy is a simple, heartfelt film with a beautiful performance by Michelle Williams. Wendy and her dog Lucy are down on their luck and traveling to Alaska in a clunker car to get a new start. When she is nabbed for shoplifting dog food for Lucy and loses the dog in one fell swoop, things couldn’t look any bleaker.
But Wendy is resilient and dogged – and level headed, as the ending proves. A movie for our times.