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The Hottest State

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The Hottest State

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
117 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/24/07
performer:
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Mark Webber, Ethan Hawke, Laura Linney
director:
Ethan Hawke
distributor:
THINKFilm
author:
Ethan Hawke
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Who has more high-wattage friends than Jesse Harris? The singer/songwriter behind Norah Jones’ ”Don’t Know Why” gathers luminaries — including Willie Nelson, Feist, and Jones herself — to re-create his own, previously recorded tunes for buddy Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State. Harris, a Kris Kristofferson for the aughts, writes songs that lend themselves well to these gentle interpretations; that sleepy beauty tips toward somnolence, but Sunday-morning comedowns don’t come much lovelier. B+
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