The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)


A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

The Yellow Handkerchief

Brett Hanson is an ex-convict, just released from prison after serving six years for manslaughter and now adrift in a world of new freedoms and responsibilities. Finding initial difficulties in reconciling himself to a troubled past, Brett crosses paths with lonely and troubled teenager Martine and her new ‘ride’ Gordy.

The trio head out in the same car and direction–Martine to cut loose and get away from her family, Gordy to get closer to Martine, and Brett who must decide whether he wants to return to his troubled past and an uncertainty with May, the woman that he left behind.

Once on the road, the trio find their relationships forging and changing in myriad ways, but it is Brett’s story and his need to reconcile his past to his future that drives the two young people to reassess their own passages as well.

Why you care

You are a selfish, unloving brute, with no appreciation for love, or the hurt that comes with it.


Release Date

February 26th, 2010 (limited)


William Hurt, Maria Bello, Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart, Marco St John

Interesting Fact

This is a remake of the 1977 movie of the same name. Surprise, surprise, 2010 is the year of the remake.

The Good

Journeys with strangers.

The Bad

Seeing Bella without Edward, she’s with some goofy looking redneck in The Yellow Handkerchief.

Of Interest

The film was made in 2008, just before Twilight, and has only been in film festivals.