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The Hottest State (2006)

R  |   |  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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John Jaegerman (as Glen Powell Jr.)
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Young Jesse
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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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$8,524 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$30,629 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Jesse: [to William in the restaurant] A lot of bad shit is gonna happen to you. People are not gonna love you back, and if you're serious about becoming an artist, that's the first thing you should learn. And, listen, you're gonna die, okay? Relatively soon, okay? So, that being said, you have nothing to worry about.
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Never See You (English Version)
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Rosario Ortega
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Beautiful dialogue and real emotions
5 September 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Venice on Saturday 2 September. I absolutely loved it!

I haven't read the book , so cannot comment on how faithful the film is, however I really enjoyed it, and it was certainly the best I saw in Venice.

The story made me really emotional. I could see myself or my friends at 20 years old and recognised a lot of emotional patterns that are typical of growing up.

The actors are all amazing. The two main characters have got a freshness and grace about them that make them beautiful to watch. Laura Linney and Ethan Hawke play the parents wonderfully.

It is a very sexy and raw film, but delicate at the same time.

For anyone who has ever fallen in love and had his heart broken for the very first time. It made me cry a lot and I thank Ethan Hawke for it!


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