Gas Food Lodging (1992)
August 3, 2022 7:41 AM - Subscribe

Sisters Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye) live in a remote New Mexico town with their mother, Nora (Brooke Adams), who waits tables at a nearby truck stop. The introspective Shade spends much of her time alone at the movies, while Trudi is more outgoing and rebellious, behavior that leads to various flings. While both girls are restless and looking for romance, Shade also hopes to play matchmaker and find a nice guy for her hardworking mother.

Written and directed by Allison Anders.

Rated 81% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Fubo and available for digital rental on multiple outlets.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Anders is another one of those terrific indie directors from the late 80's/early 90's who Hollywood didn't find a long term place for in features but put to work for decades directing TV movies and TV episodes.

I might post Grace of My Heart later if that's not on FF yet, because it's also great.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:00 AM on August 3, 2022 [1 favorite]

Ahhh I love this film! Very underrated, Balk and Skye are excellent.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:13 PM on August 3, 2022

Fairuza Balk's Shade is so small and precious and I just wanted to protect her at all costs. She doesn't need it, no, but I still felt so protective of her. Also, her wardrobe is awesome. I love her so much.

I didn't see this until earlier this year which is good because if I had seen it when it came out, I would've made it my entire life. I would've been 12, yes, but I was the weird 12-year-old who would've watched this movie.
posted by edencosmic at 5:24 PM on August 3, 2022

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