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

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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,553, 11 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,560, 15 September 2011
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Ellen Burstyn's character, "Georgiana Carr," bears the last name of an actual Durham, N.C., family that was prominent in the tobacco business. The large portrait in her house, showing a uniformed man with a big white mustache, is a picture of Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924), one of Durham's earliest tobacco magnates, who was involved in a variety of other business enterprises and was a highly regarded philanthropist. The portrait normally resides in the North Carolina Collection of the Durham County Public Library. 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 »

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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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Excellent movie
4 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Watched this by pure coincidence on telly and got hooked by the awesome performance of everyone involved in this film. Story is about a decaying and nearly dead city which is suffocating its citizens. Younger people see their dreams and ambitions smashed by the lack of opportunities, middle aged people are stuck with their problems and older people long for the prosperous days when they were proud and purposeful and could live a decent life. A charismatic but very controversial businessman suddenly arrives. He carries a hazardous load. People find themselves in a painful dilemma. Should they take their risks and embrace change, or should they keep repeating their old routines that are so familiar but also hopeless and frustrating.

I really cannot understand how people are not able to relate to this story, I a mean this is probably a situation every single person who has lived on earth has come across once in their lifetime. Acting is solid and captivating. I don't get you people who voted 4.7 out of 10. What is wrong with you??


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