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In the days leading up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election, political activist John Logue (Breckin Meyer) makes an inebriated pledge: He'll move to Canada if George W. Bush is reelected. When the unthinkable happens, John decides to own up to his promise. With the help of the group "Marry a Canadian," John joins forces with another aspiring ex-pat, Chloe (Anna Paquin), for a road trip up north during which they talk politics, life and, eventually, love.

Cast & Crew

Anna Paquin
Chloe Hamon
Joyce Krenz
Mrs. Logue
Richard Blackburn
Mr. Logue
Adriana O'Neil
Gloria O'Neill
Anna Paquin
Executive Producer
Nathaniel Salter
Executive Producer
Kevin Richardson
Executive Producer
Vince Vannelli
Executive Producer
Phil Parmet
Cinematographer
Nathan Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Blue State

All Critics (5) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Blue State

  • May 17, 2012
    I didn't expect much with this film, I thought it was going to be a bad film, however I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that this film was a different, refreshing take on romantic comedies. The cast here do a fine job, and it's what makes this film so special, and better than most. I felt that the film had a great story, and there were more good things going for this film, than bad. The cast are perfect in their roles, and the story itself is well done. I was surprised that this film really was better than what I'd think it is. I very much enjoyed the film, and thought it was a terrific romantic comedy, much different than every other film that came before it or after it. Blue State is a good film, and it has terrific directing. The film is a must see for people looking for a different type of rom-com. Blue State is a fine little film that if you come across, you should check it out. I found something refreshing here, something that doesn't follow the trend of so many other films in this genre. If you want something different, then give this one a viewing. I felt it was a very good film, one that elevated the rom-coms standards a bit more. I felt that this was one of the better films in the genre. The cast and directing make this one work well, and Blue State may surprise you, especially if you're not one to indulge in romantic comedies.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2009
    A little too much politics, but the love story was cute. : ) It was an alright movie.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2009
    This is sort of a comedy, political, drama and romance film all mixed into one. The story is basically about a young democrat who makes a promise to move to Canada if George Bush is relected for a second term. Well we know Geroge Bush is elected President so he begins his journey to Canada. He gets a travel companion who also wants to leave the United States. Through out the film we get to know each of these characters and follow their journey up to Winnipeg, Canada. Solid performances from Breckin Meyer and Anna Paquin. The characters are interesting and the story is entertaining. I found it funny when Breckin thought all Canadians are suppose to be friendly. He learned the hard way they are not all friendly. I guess I find that amusing as a Canadian myself. The film shows that stereotypes about both American and Canadian are not all true. The film also shows the views of people's political beliefs for each side. Overall I found this to be a decent watch. Well worth checking out.
    Corey n Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2008
    [font=Century Gothic]In "Blue State," Democratic Party activist and blogger John Logue(Breckin Meyer) not only has to suffer through John Kerry losing the 2004 election, but also being unceremoniously dumped and finding out his job as a graphic designer is not there when he gets back from sabbatical. Even worse, is his drunken promise that if Kerry did lose, he would move to Canada, made to a television news crew, no less. Luckily, Gloria(Adriana O'Neil) saw that and invites him up to Winnipeg where she runs a website that encourages marriages between Canadians and American expatriates, so the Americans can get their citizenship. Disgusted at his country and with nothing else on his plate, John packs up everything he owns, advertising for somebody to share the drive which nets him Chloe(Anna Paquin). Along the way, John has one stop planned, to see his parents(Joyce Krenz & Richard Blackburn).[/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Blue State" is an unoriginal, predictable and broad road movie with an unappealing lead character, a fanatic(The problem with democracy is that people are always upset when the electorate does not do exactly what is expected of them) who is pretty much motivated by sex in his going to Canada and his choice of companion. Instead of intelligent conversation(especially in the general give and take between two people have just met), there is just shouting down between between two sets of people of opposite viewpoints totally convinced they are each right. Not faring any better are the Canadian characters in the film but at least the Naked News is referenced. While I have no problem with anyone relocating to another country, why leave San Francisco, one of the most liberal cities with an NHL franchise less than an hour away. And how can you bring up Winnipeg without mentioning Guy Maddin? [/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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