Gas Food Lodging
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Based on a novel by Richard Peck called Don't Look and It Won't Hurt, Allison Anders's melodramatic coming-of-age tale Gas Food Lodging takes place in Laramie, NM, a small town right off the highway. Nora (Brooke Adams) is a truck-stop waitress who lives in a trailer park with her two teenaged daughters, Trudi (Ione Skye) and Shade (Fairuza Balk). While Trudi sleeps around and defies her mother, Shade spends her time at the local cinema and wishes she could have a dad like a normal family. One day, Trudi hooks up with a visiting geologist (Robert Knepper) and spends a magical… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"One of the major achievements of Anders' impressive debut is that it touches all the right issues of contemporary working class women without ever being stridently anti-male."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
""an original look at familiar material""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The down-to-earth quality and the earnest performances by Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk as small town sisters ground the film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The story of this fractured family has a ring of authenticity, but lacks the hands of an artist to shape it into something more profound and affecting."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
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