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    Reader comments on The Station Agent

    Subject: The Station Agent - Brilliant
    Date: Jan 2, 2005
    Sender: VinniePrevious | Next

    I was perusing through my local video store and came across The Station Agent.. Oddly enough there wsa only one copy of this movie on the shelf hidden amoungst a sea of other films. I had seen everything there was to see at this store so I went looking for something different. I picked up this DVD and read that is was filmed in Jersey. I am from Jersey so naturally I was curious about it and figured that even if it was a BAD movie, I'd still be able to see a piece of home! Instead of the movie being a catalog of scenes from Jersey that would have satisfied my hunger for a taste of home, this movie has turned out rto be one of my all time favorite films. I have watched it several times and eventually bought my own copy and I have recommended it to many friends and family members - I interpret the movie differently each time I watch it as do the people I have told about it. The Station Agent is a warm, funny film written from and FOR the heart. I felt as if there have been times in my own life that I have been in the position of any of the three main charachters - Fin, Joe and Olivia. I never get tired of watching this movie! I am so glad that I happened upon it by accident. It is a keeper - whether your from Jersey or not! Of course those from Jersey will appreciate the character Joe, played by Bobby Cannavale... He is a trip in this film... and sounds like most the people I grew up with. Patricia Clarkson has a scene where she has no dialog at all - when she is sitting in front of a mirror looking at herself... You'll need to watch the movie to see what I mean.. but it was one of the strongest scenes in the film - a tribute to Patricia's acting ability - Her facial expression and body language will tell you exactly what is going on in her mine. Peter Dinklage is brilliant as Fin Mc Bride - I was in his character's head so to speak, feeling his pain, his anger and eventually his joy. The comedic aspect can be found in silent moments and other times in the dialog amoungst Fin, Joe and Olivia. I really hope we get to see more films like this soon. I want to mention that Raven Goodwin... the girl that plays Cleo, who had minimal dialog, should be applauded for her work... she was so innocent, charming and curious... I can't imagine this movie without her... as she ties many of the film's elements together. You'll have to watch to understand what I mean. Another great character Emily, was so well thought out for this movie... she reminds you of that one person in your life that accepts you for you and sees all the good you have to offer... Michelle Williams is a delight in this movie. We need more films like The Station Agent!

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    Comment index:

  • Station Agent   from Eileen, Jul 11, 2004
  • Station Agent   from Eileen, Jul 11, 2004
  • » The Station Agent - Brilliant «   from Vinnie, Jan 2, 2005
  • Station Agent in Alaska & Oregon   from Steven B, Oct 21, 2005
  • Station Agent   from Eileen, Jul 11, 2004
  • Station Agent   from Eileen, Jul 11, 2004
  • » The Station Agent - Brilliant «   from Vinnie, Jan 2, 2005
  • Station Agent in Alaska & Oregon   from Steven B, Oct 21, 2005