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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.

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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sayles is clearly aiming to construct a multilevel character study and sociological portrait, but too often the film lapses into a lecture. show more

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