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sun 2004-aug-01 00:29:49 pdt   ...   permalink

Just watched The Station Agent (rented the DVD). It was excellent! The characters are very real and compelling, and the acting is great.

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I especially liked the way Fin's, I dunno, I guess his attitude towards people in general shifts over the course of the film. He sort of goes from being something of a misanthrope, to having these friends that he cares about... But it's not done in a cheesy Hollywood designed-to-be-heartwarming kind of way, it's just a character who grows, portrayed in a very believable manner.


Plus it was nice that the fact that he's a dwarf isn't really all that central to the plot. In fact, I wonder whether the script was written to be about a dwarf from the beginning...

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mon 2004-aug-02 15:45:20 pdt
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I really liked this movie too, for much the same reasons. The pace, characters, and relationships were far more realistic (and therefore believable) than in most movies.

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