Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sunshine State (John Sayles, 2002)


John Sayles' discourse on capitalism suffocating tradition in an increasingly kitschified South hits points of astounding sensitivity and resonance, but it's predictably cluttered by thin and thoroughly redundant subplots and character arcs. The strongest sections have Edie Falco playing a reluctant, conflicted heiress to an ailing small-town motel with a family legacy.

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