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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)
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

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Anna Paquin's character state that she was previously a phys ed teacher. In real life, her mother was a phys ed teacher.See more »
Errors in geography: When they are driving to Winnipeg, John tells Chloe he mapped the best route. However, if this were really the case, they would never have driven through Oregon or Washington. Winnipeg is north of Eastern North Dakota. The fastest way to get there from San Francisco would be to drive through Nevada, then Idaho, Then through Montana, then to Eastern North Dakota and drive north from there to Winnipeg. (Possibly deliberate by the filmmakers: John's parents lived in Washington state, and John wanted to go there but he didn't want to tell Chloe. So he came up with this route, and told Chloe it was the best route.)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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45 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Funny movie but some of the dialogue sounds like a political debate, 12 June 2007
Author: Jeff Beachnau ( from Omena, Michigan

I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Funny movie about a political activist John Logue (played by Breckin Meyer) who makes a drunken promise that if George Bush is elected president, he will move to Canada. After John Kerry is defeated by George Bush, it seems like Logue's life has lost its purpose. Finally, after his friends insist that he keeps his promise, Logue decides to take the trip to Canada. To do so he places an ad for a road partner and chooses the mysterious Chloe (Anna Paquin).

In case you didn't notice by the synopsis, this film does rip on President Bush quite often, so don't be upset if you're from a certain political party, you know what was in store before seeing the film. It started out very well but I felt that it lost some steam in the second half and never really recovered. It's still a good movie, but I wish it would have kept its same charm and comedy that it had in its first half.

Breckin Meyer and Anna Paquin were very good together, they were well cast and did a good job acting. However, there are times where it seemed the film was written by someone the day after the 2004 presidential elections. It probably would've been a better film if some of the dialogue didn't sound like people debating on CNN.

It's a nice film and worth looking out for, but just remember to read what it's about before seeing it because it's not for everyone.

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