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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The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2006, and received a limited theatrical release in the United States on August 24, 2007. It ran for 5 weeks and grossed $137,341 internationally. The film was subsequently issued on DVD in December 2007. See more »

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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Soundtracks

Crooked Lines
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by M. Ward
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User Reviews

 
Beautiful dialogue and real emotions
5 September 2006 | by rizzibarbaraSee all my reviews

I saw this film in Venice on Saturday 2 September. I absolutely loved it!

I haven't read the book , so cannot comment on how faithful the film is, however I really enjoyed it, and it was certainly the best I saw in Venice.

The story made me really emotional. I could see myself or my friends at 20 years old and recognised a lot of emotional patterns that are typical of growing up.

The actors are all amazing. The two main characters have got a freshness and grace about them that make them beautiful to watch. Laura Linney and Ethan Hawke play the parents wonderfully.

It is a very sexy and raw film, but delicate at the same time.

For anyone who has ever fallen in love and had his heart broken for the very first time. It made me cry a lot and I thank Ethan Hawke for it!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hottest State See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,545, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$31,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,341
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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