Manny and Lo | 1996
11-year-old Amanda and 16-year-old Laurel are motherless sisters who have reunited after running away from separate foster homes. The outwardly tough "Lo" believes she's always right when she's almost always wrong. "Manny," the more logical sister, ignores her own firm grasp of reality in order to stand by Lo. Driving from town to town in a station wagon, shoplifting from convenience stores, and spending the night in unoccupied model homes, they eke out a precarious life on the road. However, even the most resourceful children hit stumbling blocks. So when Lo finds herself pregnant, she convinces her sister to aid her in taking a hostage. The hostage in question, Elaine, is a maternity shop clerk who presents herself as the world's ultimate authority on motherhood. But Elaine is very different from what she appears to be.