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Blue State (2007)

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.

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Marshall Lewy

Writer:

Marshall Lewy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... John Logue
Anna Paquin ... Chloe Hamon
Joyce Krenz ... Mrs. Logue
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Mr. Logue
Adriana O'Neil ... Gloria O'Neill
Seun Olagunju Seun Olagunju ... Randall
Bryan Terrell Clark ... The Horny American (as Bryan Clark)
Nicolas Ouellette ... Hal
Tim Henry ... Charlie
James Juce James Juce ... Larry
Elicia Cronin Elicia Cronin ... Sandy
Judy Cook ... Bride
Scott Pangman Scott Pangman ... Canadian Guy #1
Kristjan Harris Kristjan Harris ... Artist Type Guy
Leigh Enns ... Rebecca
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Storyline

On the eve of John Kerry's 2004 defeat, campaign volunteer John Logue, canvasing in Ohio, says he'll move to Canada if Bush wins. His pledge gets televised, so when John returns to San Francisco - where his old job and girl-friend evaporate - his friends expect him to deliver on the promise. He gets a call from marryacanadian.ca, accepts their invitation to come to Winnipeg, interviews traveling companions, picks Chloe (she with a nose ring), and sets out. Both John and Chloe have secrets, revealed one at a time, and Winnipeg in 2004, with men and women willing to help US ex-pats gain citizenship, may not be what either needs. Echoes of the Vietnam war help them decide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Destination: Canada See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Tudo Azul See more »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

They stop for gas at Seddon's Corner, Manitoba, Canada, which is north-east of Winnipeg. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) See more »

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Blue State = awesome movie
12 February 2008 | by jpolny08See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. I think it won the audience award there. The atmosphere in the theater was electric (Anna Paquin, the director and producer were all there). It is a really great movie. I walked out of the theater feeling uplifted by the experience and in a better mood for it. Not only are the performances spot on (I think this is some of Anna Paquin's best work), but the movie manages the rare feat of being both funny, warm and thought-provoking at the same time. I would describe it as part road movie, part romantic comedy - with some acute political commentary thrown in for good measure. This is not, however, a movie that preaches its politics. The (few) political points it does make are balanced and more importantly very funny. The portrayal of Canadians and Americans view of them is hilarious. It's out on DVD and on netflix, etc. so go ahead and see it. You won't regret it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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