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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This is the first time...By whatsinaname (9 reviews) from Brighton , 01 Jun 2007This is the first time I've watched a film from LOVEFILM that I've seen before.
I love run-down dead-at-heel seaside resorts and this film really captures the mood. The difference between Skegness and the Florida Keys however is that the latter are sultry and hot and people drink tequilla and somehow you feel lethargic and hot just watching it.
I liked the film but I expect it will be a bit slow moving for some tastes.
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The greatest American directorBy a customer from London, England , 24 May 2007John Sayles is perhaps cinema's best kept secret. Those in the know await each new offering from him with impatience and expectancy, but, perhaps because he isn't very interested in it himself, he never seems to break through to wider acclaim. This film finds him on some of the same ground as his masterpiece, 'City of hope', although he's in altogether more languid, forgiving and ironic form here, using stories of a pair of women approaching middle-age and realising that their lives haven't panned out as they once had expected, to give a holding centre to his wider story about a community under threat from land developers. Sayles is one of those directors who simply can't write a bad scene (the dialogue here simply zings with life); and whose directorial and editorial touch never seems to fail. This one might lack a little bit of energy, and might wrap itself up a little too neatly, but it's film-making of a standard that only a small handful of other can even dream about achieving.
ExcellentBy wordweaver from Surrey , 08 Mar 2006I loved this film - and wasn't expecting to, judging from some of the reviews I read prior to ordering it.
Superbly shot and conceived, excellent acting throughout, the pace was perfect for the setting and the storyline - and it had that real 'feel good' (but not sacharin) factor which left Partner and me smiling for hours.
Two words: watch it!
Brilliant!By Paul Knifton from Ross, England , 02 Mar 2006John Sayles, who wrote and directed, has produced a wonderful film. the screenplay is so thought provoking and charming. the acting is exellent throughout. the photography is superb and the whole package is one of the best films i have ever seen.
DisappointingBy a customer from Wirral , 11 Nov 2005Sorry but we gave up part way through - very hyped but little substance and felt like it was going nowhere.