Hey all, we’re back with another episode of our long running series Truck Driver Movies. Here, we review and post watchable movies of Hollywood’s take on America’s trucker. Truck drivers as movie heroes peaked in the 70s, with blockbusters like Smokey & The Bandit and White Line Fever. So when a modern take on the trucker lifestyle hits the big silver, we sit up and take notice.
This week, we examine an award-winning independent film from 2008 starring Michelle Monoghan (The Bourne Supremacy) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly). It’s called Trucker, and it puts a new spin on working motherhood – spinning axles, that is.
Monaghan’s Diane Ford is a tough cookie, a loner who passes the time with long hauls, heavy drinking, and not-even-one-night stands–if this woman was interested in commitment, she wouldn’t have walked out 10 years earlier on her infant son and his father. But now her ex is seriously ill and his girlfriend has her own family issues to deal with, leaving Diane to look after 11-year-old Peter for the time being… or maybe longer.
First time writer and director James Mottern created this unconventional take on motherhood, estrangement and family that happens at home and on the open road.
If you have a Netflix account, Trucker is featured on the streaming service, so you can find that link here.
If you’re interested in seeing the trailer, visit this link, or start the video below. Enjoy, Truck Drivers!