Monday, April 30, 2012

Movie - The Station Agent
The Station Agent is quite possibly the best movie you’ve never heard of.

The story revolves around Finbar McBride, masterfully played by Peter Dinklage, who has a passion for railroads. He works in a model RR store, but unpredictable events land him in unforeseen circumstances. A quiet, solitary man, he tries to keep to himself, but finds himself entangled in the affairs of Joe and Olivia, portrayed to perfection by  Bobby Cannavale and Patricia Clarkson.

The movie is a slice-of-life movie about the things that bring us together and the things that drive us apart. There are deeply funny moments, but there are also touching, and sad moments.

This is one of those movies that sneaks up on you, but then stays with you. I suspect that if you like this movie as much as I did, you’ll find it something of a touchstone to which you compare other movies. And you’ll suddenly be recommending it to all of your friends.

5.0 / 5.0

Abbreviated Cast List (courtesy of Wikipedia)

  • Peter Dinklage as Finbar McBride
  • Bobby Cannavale as Joe Oramas
  • Patricia Clarkson as Olivia Harris

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