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A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby, who's run the town's top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife, meddling father, and hostile boss. Written by
I live about 150 yards from the "Empire Grill" depicted in this movie. I think Richard Russo did a great job of painting the lifestyles and economic status of central Maine. It seems like there is a business going under every week up here.
Paul Newman and Ed Harris are spectacular in the movie (as with everything else they do). Being a "Mainah" and having to listen to some of the fake accents as Hollywood thinks we talk up here is kind of annoying. Helen Hunt does a terrible accent - sound more like she's from Brooklyn instead of central Maine.
Great picture. I guess it was worth the interruptions they caused in our small town a couple of summers ago!
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