As JM was putting this movie into the dvd player, he turned to me and said "this is about a dog that gets lost." I looked at him suspiciously--he knows I couldn't watch that movie amores perros past the opening scene because of dog-on-dog violence or some such. so i said "does it get found?" I really, really wanted to watch a movie, and this was the only one we have on hand, so I asked hopefully, "does the dog have lots of adventures?"
So we started Wendy and Lucy with one whippet splayed over my stomach and the other hogging one side of the couch, both with their shiny green PA tags (yes, we registered our dogs before our car, so what?). I won't give anything away about what happens, but this is a very good movie. Sucks all the life out of the romance of living in one's car on a cross-country trip, but maybe I only have that romantic view because I've never done it. It's probably pretty hard to render loneliness cinematically, but the filmmakers and the actress (Michelle Williams) do a pretty smashing job.