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Manny & Lo Details

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The debut feature from writer/director [[Performer~P202308~Lisa Krueger~lisakrueger]] stars [[Performer~P200222~Scarlett Johansson~scarlettjohansson]] and [[Performer~P200580~Aleksa Palladino~aleksapalladino]] as the titular Manny and Lo, orphaned teenaged sisters who avoid foster homes by living on the run, stealing food, and sleeping in random model homes. Older sister Lo is the rude, bossy, incompetent leader, and younger sister Manny is her thoughtful, realistic, logical underling. It quickly becomes apparent that Lo is pregnant and they won't be able to continue their wandering lifestyle of "keep moving and you won't get nailed." After a significant stage of denial, Lo goes to a hospital for an abortion and is denied. Quickly running out of options, Lo comes up with plan that seems ridiculous to the observant narrator Manny. Since they don't know anything about birthing babies, they kidnap Elaine ([[Performer~P106633~Mary Kay Place~marykayplace]]), a middle-aged woman dressed as a nurse who works in a maternity store. Together, the three women squat in an abandoned house in the woods so the disgruntled Lo can have her baby. Eventually, the owner of the house comes home and the captive Elaine resorts to a strange solution to the problem. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lisa Krueger Best First Feature 1996 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Lisa Krueger Best First Screenplay 1996 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Scarlett Johansson Best Actress 1996 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Mary Kay Place Best Supporting Actress 1996 Nominee

Crew

Lisa Krueger
Director
Marlen Hecht
Producer
Dean Silvers
Producer
Lisa Krueger
Screenwriter
Tom Krueger
Cinematographer
John Lurie
Composer (Music Score)
Colleen Sharp
Editor
Sharon Lomofsky
Production Designer
Gary Kauffman
Associate Producer
Klaus Volkenborn
Executive Producer
Dina Goldman
Set Designer
Irin Straus
Sound/Sound Designer
Wendy Jo Cohen
First Assistant Director
Ellen Parks
Casting
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