Sunshine State 2002

Sunshine State

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Wonderfully acted, but the story and pacing can use a little work.

80%

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58%

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User Ratings: 2,535

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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 & Crew

Edie Falco
Marly Temple
Angela Bassett
Desiree Perry
Jane Alexander
Delia Temple
Ralph Waite
Furman Temple
James McDaniel
Reggie Perry
Timothy Hutton
Jack Meadows
Mary Alice
Eunice Stokes
Bill Cobbs
Dr. Lloyd
Mary Steenburgen
Francine Pickney
Alex Lewis
Terrell Bernard
Nancy Schafer
Associate Producer
Mark Ricker
Production Designer
Patrick Cady
Director of Photography
Mason Daring
Original Music
Mayes C. Rubeo
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Critic Reviews for Sunshine State

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (22)

Audience Reviews for Sunshine State

  • Oct 30, 2012
    John Sayles' component film is a disappointment only because we expect so much more from him. A good film on the pressures of community and the price that individuals are willing to pay to "sell out". Nonethless, we expect more.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2010
    The description was interesting but the actual movie was boring! After wanting to turn it off a couple times, I finally did
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2008
    A long movie - about two families in a Florida neighbourhood. The story includes a little of everything - family, greed, bias, expectations, suicide, fidelity, unplanned pregnancy, etc. etc. I enjoyed it - almost have to watch it again to recall all the stories.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2008
    Not the best John Sayles outing, but does have its moments.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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