Sunshine State is it a good film?

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Since I'm a big John Sayles fan, I'm thinking about doing a blind dvd purchase of "Sunshine State". The theatrical run never made it to my neck of the woods, but I would like to hear some opinions of those that were lucky enough to see this film.




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  2. Michael Reuben

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    You can find opinions both favorable and unfavorable in this thread.
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  3. Robert Crawford

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    Earlier today, I did a search with Sunshine State and came up with nothing. Now, I do the same search and come up with the thread you link. Very strange!




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    Another Sayles fan here. I purchased Sunshine State blind and don't regret it - it's not his best film, but I did enjoy it. And I love that final sequence!
    Hopefully we'll see a DVD release of Men With Guns - there's a promotional blurb in the insert for Sunshine State that reads: "if you liked this film, we recommend (various Sayles' films including MWG). Alas, it's probably a mistake, but my fingers are crossed. [​IMG]
     
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    I liked it. Good performance from Edie Falco. That's what I remember most.
     
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    I liked it too. It isn't a comedy, but I thought much of it was pretty funny. Mark's right, Edie Falco is great. As in most Sayles' films, the small supporting roles are as interesting as the main roles. Ralph Waite (pop on The Waltons) has a small but potent role as Edie Falco's father, and Mary Steenbergen has a couple of great lines.
     

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