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The Hottest State (2006)

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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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Danielle
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Decker
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Bill Dobrow ...
Drummer
Jon Fowler ...
Bassist
Guyora Kats ...
Pianist / Accordian Player
Nick McDonnel ...
Artsy Guy
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Kim (as Alexandra Daddorio)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What happens when your first love is love itself?

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Alithinos erotas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,524 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$30,629 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Quotes

Jesse: [to William] Your whole life, people are gonna ask you to be weak. They're gonna practically beg you. But all anyone really wants is for you to be strong.
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Connections

References Masculin Féminin (1966) See more »

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The Speed of Sound
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Emmylou Harris
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Unexpectedly Good
29 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I really didn't want to like this movie. I'll be honest. The first twenty minutes, I was more interested in my plate of Chinese food than the movie itself. I thought the script was poorly made, and it was clearly very low budget. But not being one to prejudge, I saw it through. And I'm glad I did. Perhaps it doesn't have the 'Hollywood' feel we're all accustomed to, but maybe that's what made this movie the little gem it is. The emotions and sentiments behind and surrounding this movie were so raw and genuine, it touched you in ways superficial blockbusters don't. It's a story of heartbreak, and of two broken people who need each other even though they are ultimately bad for each other. It's a tragically romantic movie, which was constructed very well through the use of good music and excellent filming. And while I think it had the potential to be even better than it already was, by means of stronger dialogue- as is it, it's very much worth your time.


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