The Bonneville of the title is a 1966 automobile, one of those massive V8 convertibles that defined American cars in the days when petrol was a pittance. It is driven by three women on an odyssey from Pocatello Idaho to California to deliver an urn of ashes to a funeral service.
Writer Daniel D. Davis drew on his own family for the characters, even retaining their names. His story, dedicated to the proposition that everyone should have a big adventure, is always affectionate and life-affirming. - Jim Murphy, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting (click below for full review)
Starring: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen and Tom Skerritt. Directed by Christopher N. Rowley
Rating: Rated PG (Infrequent mild coarse language). Out: August 28.