Main Street (2011)


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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Horton Foote
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 2011
Box Office: $1.6k
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as Georgiana Carr

as Gus Leroy

as Willa Jenkins

as Harris Parker

as Mary Saunders

as Howard Mercer

as Frank
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Critic Reviews for Main Street

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

With diorama staging and repetitive medium and long shots, stage director turned moviemaker John Doyle creates rigor mortis on film.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

It's not groundbreaking, but it's pleasant enough.

Full Review… | October 20, 2011
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like a small firecracker that turns out to be a dead as the city it depicts..Durham ought to sue for libel.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
Hollywood & Fine

Main Street is an ensemble drama that functions as a display case for a range of regional drawls, from the authentic to absurd.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011

There's something interesting here at the core of the conflict, but the story is offered so little room to breathe, coming across rushed and undercooked.

Full Review… | August 26, 2011

Audience Reviews for Main Street


With a cast like the one this film has and a script based on a Horton Foote story it should have much better than the dull pointless mess that this one is.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Great cast....not so great script. I kept waiting for the meaning of it all. It never came. What a waste of some great talents. Not terrible, but definitely forgettable.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

The film took me by surprise. From the trailer, I wasn't expecting much. However, after watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised by it. It is really good. I don't understand why it didn't get more publicity when it came out. The film kind of, in a weird way, reminded me of the movie Magnolia. I felt like I have seen this type of film before. It is well directed and great dialog in it. The film is well casted and everyone shines. I definitely recommend this film.

Sol C

Super Reviewer

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