• The Station Agent (2003)

The Station Agent

Release Date: October 3rd, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) and unhappy wife Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson). As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.

Cast: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, Michelle Williams

Director: Thomas McCarthy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: SenArt Films, Next Wednesday Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Amusing, Underdog, Wife, 2000s, Small town, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Wonderfully understated, Station Agent is a masterful film and a bracing movie experience. Its power is in large part because of the performers, most prominently Dinklage as the solitary dwarf. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Yes, this is a comedy, but it's also sad, and finally it's simply a story about trying to figure out what you love to do and then trying to figure out how to do it. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    As touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)