Skip to main content

Sunshine State

PG-13| 2 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
This drama tells the story of a Florida island besieged by country-club resort developers. Included in the story are a woman (Angela Bassett) returning home after a long absence, and another woman (Edie Falco) who is forced to sell the restaurant and motel she inherited.

Cast: Edie Falco , Angela Bassett , Jane Alexander , Ralph Waite , James McDaniel , Timothy Hutton , Mary Alice , Bill Cobbs

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Sunshine State (2002)

Release Date: June 21st, 2002|2 hr. 21 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • You can feel the heat that ignites this gripping tale, and the humor and humanity that root it in feeling. Sayles knows how to use his social conscience: He lets it rip. show more

  • An attempt at an epic. Sayles assembles a big cast and creates a mosaic of interweaving characters and story lines. But the stories are bland, the connections are incidental and the dramatic payoff is nonexistent. show more

  • Rings true for the most part, and explores human nature - leashed and unleashed - in ways that resonate. show more

See all critic reviews on

similar movies

  • Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

  • The Tree of Life (2011)

  • Crooklyn (1994)

  • The Martian (2015)

  • Festival in Cannes (2001)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings