Blue Car

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Blue Car
Blue Car FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Produced by Peer J. Oppenheimer
Amy Sommer
David Waters
Written by Karen Moncrieff
Starring David Strathairn
Agnes Bruckner
Margaret Colin
Frances Fisher
Music by Adam Gorgoni
Cinematography Rob Sweeney
Edited by Toby Yates
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s)
  • January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02) (United States)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,000,000

Blue Car is a 2002 drama film directed and written by Karen Moncrieff. It was her first film that she had directed and written.[1]


A gifted 16-year-old named Megan living in the Dayton, Ohio area has been abandoned by her father and soon neglected by her mother. Her mother has been working hard and long lately because she needs the money to support herself and her children. The father does not pay child support often, which causes the family money problems.

Lily, Meg's younger sister, has serious mental problems; she has been starving herself to become an angel. After being checked into the psychiatric ward of a hospital, Lily kills herself by jumping out of an open window as she tries to "fly". Meg finds solace in her English teacher, who claims he is passionate about writing a novel. Her English teacher becomes a comfort and a father figure to her through Meg's troubled times, and he encourages her to enter a poetry contest.

A closer sexual relationship develops between Meg and her teacher until she finally has sex with him, though it is not as she had imagined. After this, Meg, looking through material on the top of a desk, realizes that her teacher has not written a novel, but had told that story to impress her. Meg decides to live with her father, and she enters his blue car, still uncertain about her future.


DVD release[edit]

Blue Car was released on DVD on October 14, 2003 in the United States and Canada.


External links[edit]