Sunshine State details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Timothy Hutton, Mary Steenburgen, James McDaniel, Jane Alexander, Gordon Clapp, Miguel Ferrer|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|2hrs 14 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Subtle treatment of property sharksBy Neil1963 from Oxon , 18 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Big town developers invade a backwater Florida beachside community in the hope of transforming the seafront into a profitable investment.
Great characterisation from Sayles who links a number of seemingly unrelated characters, each of whom have their own issues/concerns.
I really like Sayles' understated style often punctuated with moments of full on humour (as in the old boys playing golf at the start and end of the film) - a gentle film depicting serious issues.
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An egalitarian directorBy a customer , 20 Apr 2011I enjoyed this crowded film, Sayles known for not promoting one protagonist over the other: they are all heroes and the events that they confront could be in the lives of any of us
Feel Good factorBy dyannie (8 reviews) from Manchester , 01 Nov 2009This film was lovely to watch. It had that feel good factor. Angela Bassett was great in it and the rest of the cast made it very watchable as well. I suggest watching this. It was enjoyable.
**By gsskimsing (14 reviews) from Edinburgh , 05 Jun 2009As much as I'm a big fan of John Sayles, especially his early work (Matewan, The Secausas 7, and Lone Star), i have to admit this movie's a yawn. I wasn't really interested in any of the characters and the movie kinda rambled without any real purpose.
Not much to itBy a customer from London , 02 Jul 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFollows the long time residents of a Florida beach front, which is prey to nefarious propery developers. Preachy at times, over talkative and pretentious (it even has golfers acting as a Greek chorus. I quite liked it.
Skegness with sunshine and swampsBy whatsinaname (9 reviews) from Brighton , 01 Jun 2007I really love down-at-heel seaside towns so I loved the setting for this film and the atmosphere that it so brilliantly captured. The difference between our delapidated and dying towns and this one is that ours aren't hot and sunny and there are no manatees. This film captures the mood and the feel of the place brilliantly, I felt sweaty just watching it.
The screenplay is very clever and there are some fantastic and memorable one liners. I'll never be able to look at a tequilla in the same way again.
Interestingly I thought the real stars of the film were Edie Falco and her on-stage mum Jane Alexander although their names appear way down the credits list.