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The Hottest State (2006)

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A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Director:

Ethan Hawke

Writers:

Ethan Hawke (screenplay), Ethan Hawke (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Webber ... William Harding
Daniel Ross Owens ... Young Vince (as Daniel Ross)
Glen Powell ... John Jaegerman (as Glen Powell Jr.)
Anne Clarke Anne Clarke ... Young Jesse
Cherami Leigh ... Danielle
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sarah
Josh Zuckerman ... Decker
Michelle Williams ... Samantha
Jesse Harris ... Dave Afton
Bill Dobrow Bill Dobrow ... Drummer
Jon Fowler Jon Fowler ... Bassist
Guyora Kats Guyora Kats ... Pianist / Accordian Player
Nick McDonnel Nick McDonnel ... Artsy Guy
Alexandra Daddario ... Kim (as Alexandra Daddorio)
Ethan Hawke ... Vince
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Storyline

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What happens when your first love is love itself?

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alithinos erotas See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,545, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$31,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,341
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

William Harding: It was Wednesday when we met, Saturday when I asked her to move in, and by Sunday there were flowers in my apartment and hummus in my refrigerator. I don't remember waking up that Sunday. I don't think I ever slept. I just sat there thinking, "God damn, this must be what praying is like."
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References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Alright To Fail
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Cat Power
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a boring, unconvincing talk-fest
28 June 2007 | by delta_vegaSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the LA Film Festival and found it to be a boring talk-fest between two largely unsympathetic, unconvincing characters. If Hawke was trying to channel Linkletter's Before Sunrise/Sunset, he should have also created characters whose motivations and reactions are at least somewhat plausible, even if they happen to be 20 year olds. On the other hand, the character portrayed by Laura Linney (the mother of male lead) is refreshing in her contribution of realism to the story. Otherwise, if you like lots of self-involved rambling about nothing much, punctuated by music videos and a few moments of soft-core porn, this is your movie.


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