State and Main


A Hollywood film crew arrives in a small town to film a movie. Things are not going well for the production company -- they are having location and budget problems, and their leading man has a thing for under-age girls. The local townspeople initially welcome the crew, but then realise there is a lot of money at stake and greed rears its ugly head. The main plot revolves around the scriptwriter who is searching for his role in life, and he falls in love with a young woman engaged to an up-and-coming local politician. Things come to a head when the leading man wrecks his car while he has a local girl with him.


104 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Whom shall I seduce today?....
Whom shall I seduce today?....

Credits

Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles, Sarah Jessica Parker
Director
David Mamet
ScreenplayDavid Mamet
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyOliver Stapelton
Sound formatsDolby
Made in2000
Produced byEl Dorado Pictures, Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, Hilltop Entertainment, UGC International

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
12
Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
The Cape Times
Gordon Glynn-Jones
10
The Star
Joanna Rix
18
Die Burger
Francois Smith
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
10
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
15
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Total Film
Tom Dawson
10
Film Review
Mark Wyman
15
Uncut
Simon Lewis
20

What the People say

Internet
1245 Netizens
15

Average .. 64%

13

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Janus Rothmann (24) 16

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A well-rated effort from a well-respected writer and director, this film will appeal to those who like their humour on the subtle side. Mamet really satirises Hollywood, its double standards and weird morality in this send-up. A gentle romantic comedy with some great dialogue.






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