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Main Street (2010)

PG | | Drama | 26 July 2012 (Kuwait)
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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's ... See full summary »

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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood. Written by Anonymous

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An offer too good to be true... it just might be

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Bom Demais Pra Ser Verdade  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,553, 11 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,560, 15 September 2011
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The old home occupied by Georgiana Carr is located at 206 N. Dillard Street in Durham. It was built about 1909 by a grocery wholesaler (as opposed to 1923 by tobacco magnate, as the movie states), has gone through several owners and configurations, and now is owned and used by the Durham Crisis Reponse Center, an agency that supports victims of domestic violence. The home is across Dillard Street from a television station, and the station's satellite dishes are seen in some shots in the film. See more »

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While Mary and her mother are talking in her bedroom, her mother's hair changes position - alternately behind and in front of her ear. See more »

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Harris Parker: This city like many in America, has come to a rough moment in its history. A city after all is just a collection of houses and buildings, hopes and dreams that depend on the fortune and determination and fate of its residents. The future, uncertain at best can be fearful or full of promise. It's all in how you see it..."
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15 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I waited and waited for the plot to develop - to no avail. There seemed to be no point to this film; no in depth character development and more disappointedly, no story. Colin Firth, undoubtedly a superb actor where quintessential English characterisation is required, is appalling when cast as an American. His accent is shocking and comparable only to Dick Van Dyke's cockney accent in Mary Poppins!

The world has some brilliant English actors, and some brilliant American actors. Why does the industry insist on using UK actors to depict US characters and vice versa?

An absolute waste of time.


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