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The Hottest State (2006)

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

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Young Vince (as Daniel Ross)
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John Jaegerman (as Glen Powell Jr.)
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Young Jesse
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Danielle
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Decker
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Guyora Kats ...
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Artsy Guy
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Kim (as Alexandra Daddorio)
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A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

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What happens when your first love is love itself?

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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23 March 2007 (Italy)  »

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Alithinos erotas  »

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Box Office

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$8,524 (USA) (26 August 2007)

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$30,629 (USA) (23 September 2007)
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Quotes

Vince: [about Sarah] Did she ever love you?
William Harding: I don't know. I think so.
Vince: Don't do anything, just be cool, you know. Just wait, she'll call you.
William Harding: She won't.
Vince: Yes, she will.
William Harding: No, she won't.
Vince: Well then, fuck her, you know. People who give up on love aren't worth loving.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Big Old House
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by 'Bright Eyes'
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a boring, unconvincing talk-fest
28 June 2007 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the LA Film Festival and found it to be a boring talk-fest between two largely unsympathetic, unconvincing characters. If Hawke was trying to channel Linkletter's Before Sunrise/Sunset, he should have also created characters whose motivations and reactions are at least somewhat plausible, even if they happen to be 20 year olds. On the other hand, the character portrayed by Laura Linney (the mother of male lead) is refreshing in her contribution of realism to the story. Otherwise, if you like lots of self-involved rambling about nothing much, punctuated by music videos and a few moments of soft-core porn, this is your movie.


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