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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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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 ... 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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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An engaging drama
24 January 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about an old lady renting a warehouse to a Texan man, enabling a hazardous waste disposal company to expand its operation into a small Southern town.

"Main Street" revolves around an old lady, played expertly by Ellen Burstyn. She is broke and has to either sell the house or to lease her warehouse. Her fragile mental state and her internal struggle about what is right to do are well portrayed. "Main Street" has an engaging plot, characters are developed well, so viewers get to care for every character. The only drawback is that the budget seems to have gone to the cast, with almost nothing left for the technical equipment. Anyway, "Main Street" is still an enjoyable and engaging drama.


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