Actor and playwright Tom McCarthy makes his feature film debut as a writer/director with the quirky comedy drama The Station Agent. In New Jersey, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a four-foot-tall lonely man who chooses to live the life of a hermit in an abandoned train yard following the death of his friend. While he is there, he unexpectedly ...Read MoreActor and playwright Tom McCarthy makes his feature film debut as a writer/director with the quirky comedy drama The Station Agent. In New Jersey, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a four-foot-tall lonely man who chooses to live the life of a hermit in an abandoned train yard following the death of his friend. While he is there, he unexpectedly meets and befriends a couple of fellow loners. Troubled Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) is an artist devastated by the loss of her son and separation from her husband, while carefree and friendly Joe (Bobby Cannavale) runs a hot dog stand. The three unlikely friends each deal with their urge to connect compared with their individual need for isolation. Also starring Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, and Michelle Williams. The Station Agent won the Audience award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Andrea LeVasseur, RoviRead Less
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Someone who knows I love Happy Endings said "You will love this movie" -- and she was right. A very sweet film about friendship, the importance of "being there," and the transformation that can come from having a supportive circle of friends. SO well cast, you can't help but fall in love with all 3 main characters.
Oct 7, 2010
A Gem of a Movie
In these days of hate crime, prejudices, and the like, this film is a must for everyone to see. I happened to be channel surfing on cable when I came upon this movie and was so totally moved, I had to buy the DVD so I could share it with my family. It's about a young man who happens to be a dwarf and feels the best way to not get hurt is by isolating himself from people. He is forced to come out of his shell by the most endearing characters and the whole story blossoms with this mix of emotions and feelings. It's definitely a must see. What a great film this would be for schools to show to kids, if they could get past the lack of 'gore, blood and guts' !
Apr 9, 2008
a rare gem
This movie goes on my all time favorite Indy list. Many people ask what the movie is about and all I can say is the movie is simply about friendship and accepting people for the way they are. It taps into the wide range of emotions of the human spirit. It has that true Indy feel and the performances are excellent.