• Sunshine State (2002)

Sunshine State

Release Date: June 21st, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2002

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

Production Co: Anarchists' Convention

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Relationships, Rescue, Mother, Family, Love, Hotel, 2000s, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Visually, even compared to Sayles' own best work, it's somewhat prosaic - and dramatically, it suffers from the fact that its two main characters are kept so far apart. But the screenwriting and the cast redeem this film. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Sayles' film moves among a large population of characters with grace, humor and a forgiving irony. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    Few white directors depict racial interaction in a thoughtful, non-exploitative way, but Sayles has always been one of them. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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