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SUNSHINE STATE
2002


July 10, 2002
Camera 3
USA
English

Developers are eager to build on the coast of Florida where now only an old motel/restaurant stands. John Sayles is a workingman's Robert Altman, and he does a great job with a large cast. Standouts are the always terrific Angie Bassett, who returns to her hometown after leaving while pregnant at the age of 15. Edie Falco, TV's Mrs. Soprano, is surprisingly good as the manager of the restaurant. She has the wardrobe, hair, and walk of a native Floridian down, if not always the accent. Perhaps a bit long.

7.6 Critical Consensus






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