John Sayles "Sunshine State" takes an interesting approach on race. Rather than engaging racism as violently as most films tend to, "Sunshine State" is grounded in today's reality. The film shows two middle class communities who are threatened by land buyers looking to buy out their land for commercial industry. The film ignores violence in favor of some hometown love. "Sunshine State" represents the little man, small businesses and communities against the commercial industry. There are many characters throughout the film, and many stories that don't weave together, but combines to work together as a whole. The film is chock full of interesting dialogue, ranging from the funny to emotional. Some of the dialogue isn't for everyone, the film tries to do a little bit of everything and loses points for it, but I guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy in "Sunshine State".