Main Street (2011)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7
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Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 2.1/5
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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
Sep 9, 2011 Limited
Nov 15, 2011
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site
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With diorama staging and repetitive medium and long shots, stage director turned moviemaker John Doyle creates rigor mortis on film.
Like a small firecracker that turns out to be a dud..as dead as the city it depicts..Durham ought to sue for libel.
Main Street is an ensemble drama that functions as a display case for a range of regional drawls, from the authentic to absurd.
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.
This disappointingly suffers from some uninspired direction and a clutch of odd casting choices, which never work.
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Audience Reviews for Main Street
- Gus Leroy: I'm tired of being a cheerleader. I'm going to be a truth teller.
- Gus Leroy: I believe there is an opportunity in a place that needs help.
- Willa: Mr. Leroy.
- Gus Leroy: Call me Gus.
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