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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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26 July 2012 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Bom Demais Pra Ser Verdade  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,553 (USA) (9 September 2011)


$1,553 (USA) (9 September 2011)

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The black-and-white shots that appear in the opening minute were made in Durham, N.C., in the late 1930s by H. Lee Waters (1902-1997), an itinerant photographer from Lexington, N.C. During the later years of the Great Depression, Waters earned money by visiting more than one hundred towns in North Carolina and surrounding states and shooting 16mm film of everyday scenes and people. He would arrange to exhibit his films in a local theater where the movies were shot. In an era when movie camera ownership was rare, and long before home video cameras became common, people would flock to the theaters to see themselves and their neighbors in moving pictures. Many of Waters's films have been collected and archived in North and South Carolina. One of his films, made in Kannapolis, N.C. in 1941, was added to the National Film Registry in 2005. Other samples of his work can be seen in "The Cameraman Has Visited Our Town" on folkstreams.net. See more »


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 »


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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Slice of LIfe
15 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a beautiful film, written by Horton Foote, who wrote the screenplay of To Kill a Mockingbird. It has the same classic feel, with an updated story to fit modern times and conflicts. Top-notch actors make it even better. No, this is not a slam-bam action flick. If you want something like that, watch Transformers. There is a plot, and it's pretty straightforward -- a hazardous waste company sends a rep to a dying town to try to convince them to let them build a plant. The film covers not only what happens in this layer, but how the residents come to appreciate and love their town. The people have heart. There is no "bad guy" here, just people trying to live. Not many films these days give me a warm, cozy feeling by the time they're through. This one did. I'm satisfied it was worth the money to watch it.

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