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Main Street (2010)

PG | | Drama | 26 July 2012 (Kuwait)
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Durham is slowly dying like the tobacco business, it once depended on. Leroy comes to Durham with a business plan. He rents an old warehouse from a cash-strapped old tobacco heiress.

Director:

John Doyle

Writer:

Horton Foote
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Gus Leroy
Ellen Burstyn ... Georgiana Carr
Patricia Clarkson ... Willa Jenkins
Orlando Bloom ... Harris Parker
Amber Tamblyn ... Mary Saunders
Margo Martindale ... Myrtle Parker
Andrew McCarthy ... Howard Mercer
Victoria Clark ... Miriam
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Mayor
Tom Wopat ... Frank
Viktor Hernandez ... Estaquio
Juan Piedrahita Juan Piedrahita ... Jose
Thomas Upchurch Thomas Upchurch ... Trooper Williams
Reid Dalton Reid Dalton ... Crosby Gage
Amy da Luz Amy da Luz ... Rita
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Storyline

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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durham north carolina | See All (1) »

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

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Quotes

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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A great movie with great actors and a timely plot. If you liked Company Men you will love this. Firth is excellent. I say A.
11 October 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"The company sent me to look for towns or cities that might benefit from our services. Durham was on my list." The town of Durham, like most cities has been hit hard by the bad economy. People are moving out and the unemployment rate is high. Gus Leroy (Firth) comes into town with a track record of helping towns recover and end unemployment. The town is unsure of his method, storing hazardous waste until it can be transported. This is another movie that proves that just because a movie has no CGI or explosions every five minutes it receives no marketing and the release it needs. This is a movie that is full of great actors and great performances. The plot is not that exciting, but the acting makes up for it. Colin Firth does a fantastic job in this movie of playing a guy who you aren't sure of. The entire movie he keeps you on edge wondering if he is really as good as he seems. Much like "Company Men" this is a movie that is a serious subject that sounds boring when you read it, but the acting makes it great. A must watch. Overall, a great movie filled with great acting that deserves a bigger audience then it will get. I give it an A.

Would I watch again? - Yes I would.

*Also try - Company Men


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Bom Demais Pra Ser Verdade See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,553, 11 September 2011

Gross USA:

$2,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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