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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.

Director:

Ethan Hawke

Writers:

Ethan Hawke (screenplay), Ethan Hawke (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Webber ... William Harding
Daniel Ross Owens ... Young Vince (as Daniel Ross)
Glen Powell ... John Jaegerman (as Glen Powell Jr.)
Anne Clarke Anne Clarke ... Young Jesse
Cherami Leigh ... Danielle
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sarah
Josh Zuckerman ... Decker
Michelle Williams ... Samantha
Jesse Harris ... Dave Afton
Bill Dobrow Bill Dobrow ... Drummer
Jon Fowler Jon Fowler ... Bassist
Guyora Kats Guyora Kats ... Pianist / Accordian Player
Nick McDonnel Nick McDonnel ... Artsy Guy
Alexandra Daddario ... Kim (as Alexandra Daddorio)
Ethan Hawke ... Vince
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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

Taglines:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alithinos erotas See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,524, 26 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,629, 23 September 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jesse: [to her son in the diner] Take that gorgeous sexy body outside and move it!... and here, open your present!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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High On A Hill
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Ida
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My Heart Is Golden: Young love won't make it
16 December 2009 | by KnowOne1988See all my reviews

The movie primarily is a love story about an actress and a singer meeting at a bar, and than moving in together, but it's so much more than that. It's a movie that tackles abandonment issues,first love, heart ache, ambition, the journey of life and all the questions it leaves us with.

This movie is comical, some of Williams pick up lines were just grand. Overall his character is interesting to watch. A young vessel full of love and rage, an emotional train wreck who fell head over heels for a girl.

The movie is very solid. Full of good acting, good music, good script writing. It's definitely a flick worth watching. The best film i have ever seen on young love.


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