Gas Food Lodging
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Shade is a teen-aged girl who lives in a hot, dusty western town with her waitress mother and her older sister, who has been to bed with just about every available man in town. While her mother and older sister Trudi fight about Trudi's promiscuity and bad attitudes, Shade muses that the girl's father's departure from the family may have had more to do with her mother's behavior than she is willing to admit. As the film progresses, the women come to understand one another better, and Trudi even begins to show some signs of appreciating the men she has been using strictly for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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