Manny & Lo Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Manny & Lo the Movie

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Krueger's directorial debut features fine performances in a story about three misfits forming a unique family bond. Surly 16-year-old Lo (Palladino) and her serious 11-year-old sister Manny (Johansson) have run away from their foster homes and hit the road together. Living hand-to-mouth, it's Manny who persuades her irresponsible pregnant sister that they need a home and they settle into an isolated cabin. When the sisters visit a baby store, eccentric clerk Elaine (Place) seems such a font of wisdom that the girls kidnap her and hold her as a hostage to help with the pregnancy. But Elaine's not trying to escape and has an agenda of her own.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, Pregnant Pauses, Teen Angst, Kidnapped!, Moms, Female Bonding
Lisa Krueger
Mary Kay Place, Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, Paul Guilfoyle, Glenn Fitzgerald, Cameron Boyd, Novella Nelson, Angie Phillips
Tom Krueger
Lisa Krueger
John Lurie
Dean Silvers, Marlen Hecht, Klaus Volkenborn, Pope Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures Classics

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