Sunshine State

This is certainly a thoughtful film, but it is severely weighed down by a drab plot and an overlong running time. It is about what a small coastal community goes through when large companies come in and threaten to turn it into a commercial revenue vacuum. The characters are interesting but never engaging enough to make this a very fun movie to watch. I'd skip it unless you find the plot particularly interesting, have liked writer/director John Sayles's projects in the past, or need a good "sleeping pill."

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, James McDaniel, Ralph Waite, Richard Edson, Miguel Ferrer, Timothy Hutton, Mary Steenburger, Jane Alexander, Marc Blucas, Gordon Clapp, Alan King, Mary Alice, Bill Cobbs, Tom Wright, Alexander Lewis, McMurray, Perry Lang

Directed by:

John Sayles


2002 drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: C

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