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John Sayles

Sunshine State

141' - 2002 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: John Sayles Composer: Mason Daring With: Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Alex Lewis

Marly Temple is living her father’s dream of running a motel, only it has become her nightmare. She begins a tentative romance with Jack Meadows, a landscape architect. Now that her life consists of avoiding her ex-husband, nursing hangovers and waking up with the wrong guy, Marly is tempted to accept a takeover bid for her motel from a strip mall developer.

In the next town over, Desiree Perry has returned to show off her new anesthesiologist husband, Reggie. Still intimidated by her strong-willed mother Eunice, Desiree returns to find that her little hometown of Lincoln Beach, an African-American enclave created during the era of segregation, is being eyed by developers. The emotional stakes are raised by the appearance of Flash Phillips, the former football star. Both Marly and Desiree grapple with the weight of family expectations and wrestle with questions of love, duty and responsibility. (www.sonyclassics.com)

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Credits

Director

John Sayles

Composer

Mason Daring

With

Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Alex Lewis

Scenario

John Sayles

Director of Photography

Patrick Cady

Editor

John Sayles

Producer

Maggie Renzi

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2002

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