State and Main

State and Main

DVD - 2001
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In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action.

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ThomasJWhiting
Aug 11, 2016

GREAT 2000 David Mamet comedy film. Go Huskies!!!
Fun and interesting to see Mamet use his fabulous writing and dialogue talents in a humorous context in this film about, um, making a film. Has a yummy different flavor than excellent 1987 'House of Games', for instance.
The acting and film production were top notch notch. Interesting to see another brick/rock through a window. I seem to have seen that it a couple of different films lately - and now get that it's a metaphor for breaking through the film camera lens, perhaps into your brain - or something...
Fun little bits by other folks than main characters. I particularly enjoyed Patti Lupone in her bit at mayor's table near end.
The dialog is so well constructed with self-references and other literary quirks I might have to give another view in a while to see what I may have missed this first time through.

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rationallady
Oct 23, 2014

Although all the great actors acted well, I was disappointed and stopped watching the movie after an hour and a half. I didn't find it funny. I thought it was boring.

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cw4
Feb 17, 2011

Funny, well written, entertaining.
a must if you like Philip Seymour Hoffman, or William H Macy.

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Sunnchilde Aug 13, 2011

"How do I do a film called 'The Old Mill' when I don't have an old mill?" "Well first you've got to change the title."

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