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Blue State -- A disillusioned leftist makes a vow to leave the US for Canada if George Bush defeats John Kerry. After the election, he discovers a Canadian singles group sympathetic to expatriates, and sets north with a mysterious woman he meets in a classified ad.


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19 February 2008 (Canada) See more »
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BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Breckin Meyer ... John Logue

Anna Paquin ... Chloe Hamon

Joyce Krenz ... Mrs. Logue
Richard Blackburn ... Mr. Logue

Adriana O'Neil ... Gloria O'Neill
Seun Olagunju ... Randall

Bryan Terrell Clark ... The Horny American (as Bryan Clark)
Nick Ouellette ... Hal (as Nicolas Ouellette)

Tim Henry ... Charlie
James Juce ... Larry
Elicia Cronin ... Sandy

Judy Cook ... Bride
Scott Pangman ... Canadian Guy #1
Kristjan Harris ... Artist Type Guy

Leigh Enns ... Rebecca

Sean O'Brian ... Pizza Man

Grace Lynn Kung ... Esther Yang
David Stuart Evans ... Preppy Tech Guy (as David Evans)
Erik Fjeldsted ... Paul

Darcy Fehr ... US Border Guard
Francis Fontaine ... Canadian Customs Officer

Brent Neale ... Receptionist
Ed Sutton ... Suburban Man

Daina Leitold ... Suburban Woman
Lois Brothers ... Waiter
Susanna Portnoy ... Secretary
Mike Bell ... Clarkson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cory Cassidy ... Party Jock (uncredited)

John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lorrie Papadopoulos ... Counter Clerk (uncredited)
Ash Sroka ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Marshall Lewy 
Writing credits
Marshall Lewy (written by)

Produced by
Larisa Andrews .... line producer
Richard Bennett .... co-producer
Sriram Das .... co-producer
Kyle Irving .... producer
Jamin Kerner .... co-producer
Kyle Mann .... co-producer
Andrew Paquin .... producer
Anna Paquin .... executive producer
Celine Rattray .... co-producer
Kevin Richardson .... executive producer
Nathaniel Salter .... executive producer
Vince Vannelli .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Johnson 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adam B. Stein  (as Adam Stein)
Casting by
Jim Heber 
Production Design by
Ricardo Alms 
Deanne Rohde 
Art Direction by
Bill MacInnis 
Costume Design by
Patricia J. Henderson  (as Patti Henderson)
Makeup Department
Karen Bradley .... hair stylist: San Francisco
Karen Bradley .... makeup artist: San Francisco
Ediena Hawkes .... key hair stylist
Beth Ann McIvor .... daily makeup assistant
Catherina Saites .... assistant hair stylist (as Cat Saites)
Cindy e Smith-McGuire .... assistant makeup artist (as Cindy Smith)
Joyce Wold .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Larisa Andrews .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael J. Bowman .... second assistant director (as Michael Bowman)
Derby Crewe .... first assistant director
Blair Scott .... third assistant director
Michelle Leonie Ward .... trainee assistant director (as Michelle Ward)
Art Department
Chad Giesbrecht .... on-set props
Monica F. Lowe .... property master (as Monica Lowe)
Allan McGowan .... set dresser (as Alan McGowan)
Robbie Rurak .... graphic design intern
Sound Department
Roberto Domínguez .... foley editor
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer
Jake Eberle .... supervising sound editor
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer (as Gregory Jefferson)
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Matt Lewkowicz .... additional adr supervisor
Paul Morrow .... boom operator
Dallas Pomedli .... sound intern: FTM
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Timmer .... sound mixer
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor
Lance Wiseman .... adr supervisor
Lance Wiseman .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Nokes .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Chuck Robinson .... stunts
Dan Skene .... stunt rigger
Dan Skene .... stunts (as Jon Skene)
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Bowen .... first assistant camera: San Francisco
Jim Campbell .... generator operator
John Clarke .... gaffer
Marlin Greyeyes .... grip
Courtney Harrell .... second assistant camera: San Francisco
Stephan McLellan .... key grip
W. James Meagher .... lamp operator (as James Meagher)
Steven Morrisson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Steve Morrisson)
Steven Morrisson .... dolly grip (as Steve Morrisson)
Mark Motoch .... lamp operator
Shannon Ottarson .... grip
Phil Parmet .... camera operator
Phil Parmet .... camera operator: San Francisco
Phil Parmet .... still photographer
Nicolas Phillips .... best boy
Tai Pu .... lamp operator (as T'ai Pu)
Darcy Rodriguez .... best boy
Bryan Sanders .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bryan Sanders .... first assistant camera
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Charles Shilliday .... still photographer
Shauna Townley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles Venzon .... second assistant camera
Dave Wowchuk .... camera trainee
Casting Department
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Nina Notaro-Latour .... extras casting assistant
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nadine Falk .... assistant costume designer
Abigail Myers .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate executive
Randy Lowder .... on-line editor
Ben Seymour .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Shimomaye .... on-line assistant
Music Department
Onnalee Blank .... music editor
Sam Friedlander .... music supervisor
Stephen Hartwell .... musician: piano
Nathan Johnson .... musician: guitars, bass, percussion, piano
Nathan Johnson .... score engineer
Nathan Johnson .... score producer
Zachary Johnson .... musician: drums
China Kent .... musician: pianos
Chris Mears .... musician: drums
Warren Pettit .... soundtrack mixer
Craig Richey .... additional music engineer and mixer
Craig Richey .... composer: additional music
Chrissie Wilson .... music supervisor: IODA
Transportation Department
John Bekavac .... transportation coordinator
Isaac Friesen .... transportation captain
Dean Harrison .... driver
Karver Kaminsky .... transportation captain
Scott Quantrell .... driver: cast
Wayne Statkewich .... driver
Jimi Campbell .... driver: special equipment (uncredited)
Other crew
Julie Anderson .... production accountant
Emily Bodenberg .... production assistant (as Emily Bodenberg)
Caitlin Brown .... office production assistant
Daniel Carey .... stand-in: San Francisco
Tyson Caron .... team: Eagle Vision
Hilary Carroll .... stand-in
James Cronk .... security captain
Sarah Jane Cundell .... location manager
Marjolyn Deurloo .... production assistant: San Francisco
Karen Emberly .... script supervisor
Danishka Esterhazy .... director observer: FTM
Caroline Evans .... assistant location manager
Caley Gibson .... office production assistant
Wes Grycki .... production assistant
Andrew Herwitz .... film sales: The Film Sales Company
Andrea Hutchison .... accounting clerk
Kyle Mann .... legal counsel
Johanna Mattox .... stand-in: San Francisco
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
James McGuire .... production assistant
Lisa Meeches .... team: Eagle Vision
Jocelyn Mitchell .... production coordinator (as Jocelyn Shindle)
Paul Popeski .... legal counsel
Tina Prodon .... craft service
Tina Prodon .... first aid
Matthew Rankin .... script supervisor
Alex Rattray .... key production assistant
Russell Roth .... craft service
Russell Roth .... first aid
Wayne Sheldon .... team: eagle Vision
Desiree Single .... team: Eagle Vision
Adam Smoluk .... stand-in
Leslie Stafford .... unit publicist
Harry Stein .... parking coordinator: San Francisco
Kristin Tresoor .... clearance research
Kelly Ukrainec .... accountant and auditor: Booke & Partners
Connie Wachsman .... script supervisor (as Connie Wacshmann)
Mark Wetzstein .... legal counsel
Claude Forest .... insurance broker (uncredited)
Wendy Gaboury .... auditor (uncredited)
Zach McGowan .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Rebecca Traub .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Dave Wowchuk .... assistant: Phil Parmet (uncredited)
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... thanks

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Rated R for language
France:88 min

Did You Know?

Anna Paquin is from Winnipeg, their destination in Canada.See more »
Errors in geography: When John calls his mother to tell her he is in Oregon and on his way to see her, he is filling up his own gas tank. However, Oregon gas stations are all full-serve.See more »
[first lines]
Suburban Man:Can I help you?
John Logue:Hi, I'm John Logue with the Kerry campaign, and we just want to make sure we get all the voters out there. We have you listed as a strong-leaning Kerry household.
Suburban Man:I'm voting for Bush.
John Logue:You are? Sorry, no matter how many times people say that to me, I just can't get over it. It's like I don't have the enzymes to metabolize someone actually saying that to me.
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References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)See more »


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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Does the writer even know where Canada is???, 20 March 2008
Author: ChristianDiorScientist from Ontario

I really wanted to like this film -- it is a great idea! However, the comic undertones of the film quickly gave way to a downbeat drama and the portrayal of one of the most dysfunctional families ever seen on film.

My enjoyment of the movie dwindled as the film went on and on and on. It wasn't really the acting (at least not of the main characters), or even the directing, but rather the writing that was at fault. The script is heavy handed and unbelievable.

On top of this, the writer should have at least visited Canada, or checked out some facts about the country before writing so egregiously. The movie makes it look like Winnipeg is a day's drive from Washington state; Canada border guards do not ask Americans to see their passports at the border - they ask for identification (Social Security number, driver's license, etc.); Winnipeg does not enjoy Chinooks (where weather changes 30 degrees in a day) that's Calgary; By 2004 when this film takes place you would have a hard time finding any Canadian boasting of universal health care; and you really don't hear that tall poppy story up here -- that is a story Americans use to describe Canadians, not a story Canadians use to describe themselves.

Overall, this was a missed opportunity for a very funny, poignant and timely film that really missed its mark. The plot was good, the main actors good, but the actual writing was very clumsy.

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