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The Hottest State (2006)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  23 March 2007 (Italy)
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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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Young Vince (as Daniel Ross)
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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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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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$8,524 (USA) (24 August 2007)

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$30,629 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Jesse: [after giving her son new shoes for his birthday] You gotta lose those cowboy boots, William. I worked too hard to get us out of Texas for you to go around in those things.
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If You Ever Slip
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by The Black Keys
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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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