|Directed by||Karen Moncrieff|
|Produced by||Peer J. Oppenheimer
|Written by||Karen Moncrieff|
|Music by||Adam Gorgoni|
|Edited by||Toby Yates|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Running time||96 minutes|
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.
- Agnes Bruckner ... Megan Denning
- David Strathairn ... Auster
- Margaret Colin ... Diane
- Frances Fisher ... Delia
- A. J. Buckley ... Pat
- Regan Arnold ... Lily
- Sarah Buehler ... Georgia
- Dustin Sterling ... Rob
- Mike Ward ... Dad
- Wayne Armstrong ... Don
- Holden, Stephen (May 2, 2003). "Blue Car (2002) FILM REVIEW; Teacher and Prodigy, Along With Need and Lust". The New York Times.