Role: Penny Travis
Release Date: December 17, 2004 (limited release), February 18, 2005 (New York and Los Angeles)
Director: Dan Harris
Writers: Dan Harris
MPAA Rating: R
Tagline: People are never who they seem to be.
Sigourney Weaver….Sandy Travis
Emile Hirsch….Tim Travis
Jeff Daniels….Ben Travis
Kip Pardue….Matt Travis
Following a sobering family tragedy, the Travises go to pieces. Teenaged son Tim, the black sheep of the family, walks through his life like it’s a bad dream. His father Ben begins treating his wife and children like strangers and completely disengages from the world around him, while his mother Sandy takes to smoking pot and letting loose with all the considerable sarcasm she can muster. Meanwhile, she wages a bitter feud with the next-door neighbor over carefully concealed secrets that threaten to tear the family apart.
Michelle plays Penny Travis, Ben and Sandy’s daughter and Tim’s sister. She is a college student.
Quotes from the Movie:
Penny Travis: “Is there such a thing as the human heart, now there’s the better question.”
Penny Travis: “He’s losing his mind.”
Sandy Travis: “Penny. Things fall apart. And we put them back together.”
Quotes from Michelle:
– Kip Pardue co-starred with Michelle in But I’m a Cheerleader.