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The Californians (2005)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 2005 (USA)
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Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving ... See full summary »

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Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving environmentalist, thinks otherwise, and aims to stop her brother's land gobbling plans. When Zoe Tripp a striking beautiful folk singer, joins Olive's cause, Gavin gets thrown for a loop, falling hard for the striking young woman with the golden voice. Caught between Olive's righteousness and Gavin's affection, the idealistic and innocent Zoe, coached by her parents and a maternal environmentalist must choose between a cause she's grown up supporting, or the affections of a man who stands for everything she believes is wrong. Written by Anonymous

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All is fair in love and real estate.

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Activist: Gavin Ransom, when will you stop cutting down trees?
Gavin Ransom: When people stop living in houses.
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Remake of The Bostonians (1984) See more »

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The Californians
Words and Music by Craig Carothers
Performed by Kate Mara
Copyright (c) 2004 Craig Carothers and Parker Film Company
Used by permission, All rights reserveds
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Waste of time Movie
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great cast and a potentially good story, but it just didn't happen. I found it to be boring and without a decent plot to make one interested in the movie. With only a few comedic moments and some good music/vocal moments.... it was not enough to make this a movie worth watching. I'm glad I caught it on cable (Showtime) and didn't waste my money in the San Francisco area to see it. I doubt it will see a premiere anywhere but in California.

The movie starts out as a message about destroying/preserving the beautiful land that the money hungry developers want to consume, but then transcends into a romance between the two fractions of indifference. The movie offers nothing other than a waste of time.


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