July 19, 2002
State And Main

cover I missed this one in the theaters and kicked myself for it. Now I own it and I'm so happy I do. What a great little film. The story is simple. A cash poor film crew comes to a small town to film their movie. Small town reacts to them, they react to it, see the inner workings of crazy film people, that sort of thing. There are lots of great characters played by great actors. The ensemble cast is amazing--William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, etc. etc. The core of the movie is a blossoming relationship between the idealistic screenwriter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is trying to find purity in the mishmash that's becoming of his movie; and a bookstore owner, Rebecca Pidgeon, who is trying to help him keep his soul. It's very funny in places, dark, bright, and always creative.

Posted by Alyssa at July 19, 2002 07:40 PM
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