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Station Agent (2003)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 225629685
UPC: 096009776091
UPC 14: 00096009776091
Category Keywords: Railroads  Small Towns  Theatrical Release  Trains
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
When his friend and coworker suddenly dies, train enthusiast Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) inherits an abandoned railway station in rural New Jersey. A dwarf who avoids social contact whenever possible, Fin treks out to the property and moves in. However, his newly isolated life is disrupted by Joe (Bobby Cannavale), the outgoing operator of a roadside refreshment stand, and Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), a reclusive artist who is grieving the loss of her son. As Joe and Olivia slowly bring Fin out of his shell, all three people are affected by their newfound friendships.

Written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, THE STATION AGENT wonderfully mixes drama and comedy in a beautiful countryside setting. Although the storyline acknowledges that the main character is a dwarf and refers to this on numerous occasions, there is much more to the character of Fin McBride than his short stature. As Fin, Dinklage gives an outstandingly nuanced performance, one that is perfectly complemented by Cannavale's happy-go-lucky Joe and Clarkson's mourning Olivia. The movie also features excellent supporting turns by Michelle Williams and Raven Goodwin. Touching but never sappy, THE STATION AGENT is a charming film that easily joins the ranks of other quirky rural dramas such as WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? and THE STRAIGHT STORY.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Platinum Disc Llc
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/10/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video UPC UPC: 00096009776091
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bobby Cannavale
Video Cast Info Paul Benjamin
Video Cast Info Raven Goodwin
Video Cast Info Patricia Clarkson
Video Cast Info Peter Dinklage
Video Cast Info Michelle Williams
Video Cast Info Dana Elder - Makeup Artist
Video Cast Info Tom McCarthy - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Robert May - Producer
Video Cast Info Oliver Bokelberg - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Richard Kind - Featured
Video Cast Info Stephen Trask - Composer
Video Cast Info Mary Jane Skalski - Producer
Video Cast Info Kathryn Tucker - Producer
Video Cast Info Tom McCarthy - Director

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Writer-director Tom McCarthy has a gift for funny and touching nuance...The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special..." 10/16/2003 p.95

Entertainment Weekly
"...Well-disciplined and deadpan refreshing..." 10/10/2003 p.100

"...All of the actors are a great pleasure to watch: Clarkson beautifully embodies a smart woman unsure of her own attractiveness and worth..." 11/01/2003 p.25

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...The performances by Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale are wonderfully subtle and piercing..." 11/01/2003 p.116-18

New York Times
"...A delicate, thoughtful and often hilarious take on loneliness..." 10/03/2003 p.E14

Los Angeles Times
"...Quite wonderful....Sophisticated entertainment, made with a gift for character..." 10/03/2003 p.C10

USA Today
"...Very likable..." 10/03/2003 p.5E

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Yes, this is a comedy, but it's also sad, and finally it's simply a story about trying to figure out what you love to do and then trying to figure out how to do it..." 10/17/2003 p.35

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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