By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:50 AM EDT
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type
  • Movie

A traditional, highly diagrammed, overwritten, underdirected ensemble story from filmmaker John Sayles about a disappearing way of life, this time set in northern coastal Florida. The storytelling is becalmed, but Edie Falco is bracing as a bedraggled local who has stayed put (running her father’s motel) when she should have left; Angela Bassett plays an alienated native who left as a pregnant teen and is due to return, by Saylesian symmetry, for reconciliation with her hard-to-please mother (Mary Alice).

Sunshine State

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 141 minutes
director
  • John Sayles

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