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Walter Price is directing a movie that has gone over budget. Having been kicked out of his New Hampshire filming location, Price must quickly find a new, low budget location that can quickly pass as a 19th Century village. He soon comes across the quaint town of Waterford, Vermont. According to the brochure the town is equipped with a firehouse, a mill and a population eager for the glitter of Hollywood - Price thinks he has it made. However, he soon finds out that the mill, a crucial piece in the film, was destroyed several years ago in a fire. This is the first in a series of mishaps, including a star who prefers young girls and a suspicious car crash, that threaten to shut the film down.

Starring:
Charles Durning, Alec Baldwin
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 45 minutes
Starring Charles Durning, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Clark Gregg, Patti Lupone
Director David Mamet
Genres Comedy
Studio LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
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A lovely film. Written and directed by David Mamet - but a long way from the tough, raw scripts that you expect from him. This reveals a love for movies, the way they're made - and what can go wrong!

A fantastic star cast are clearly enjoying themselves too - and it's so sharp - from the opening lines from William H. Macy (never better) as the film's director, forced to embrace a fresh New England location for his movie after they were drummed out of their previous town location due to one of his castmember's predeliction for underage girls (Alec Baldwin - wonderfully seedy).

Also central is the plight of his screenwriter Phillip Seymour Hoffman - forced to do a re-write without his beloved typewriter - for which he seeks help from local shopkeeper and small-town all-rounder Rebecca Pidgeon - for whom one can't help falling, just as he does. (Mamet's wife, by the way - lucky man!)

And there's Sarah Jessica Parker too, as the lead actress, who refuses to lose her top for the film - though she might just lose her sanity.

And David Paymer as the rapier-tongued producer, who drops in to kick everyone's arse, and get the show on the road, and the film made - whatever the human cost!

This film is a joy. I loved it so much, I had to give my copy away - and order another. And at its current price (less than a MacDonalds burger), everyone who loves witty film drama, should make sure they do the same. Absolutely terrific!

And, by the way, if viewers see a resemblance to Truffaut's "La Nuit Americaine" ("Day for Night"), then so what? There's surely room for two great films about trying to make a film! Love 'em both!
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Alec Baldwin looks yummy. Sarah Jessica Parker is delightfully ditzy. William H. Macy is as magnificent as ever. The late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman is excellent. Everyone here does a nice job of their parts. Julia Stiles continues to impress this reviewer. Clark Greg (sp?) was in the remake of When a Stranger Calls and Charles Durning was in the original When a Stranger Calls. David Paymer is brilliantly slimy as the guy in charge. Extremely watchable and richly entertaining. But only three stars.
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I don't see many mentions here for Rebecca pidgeon, who I've just found out is Mamet's wife (well done, son!). I felt the film centred on her wonderfully cooky (almost twin peaks-like-bonkers) statements about life, the universe and everything. Hoffman was dull as ditchwater for me and a really bad choice for her to fall in love with. Call me old fashioned but Hoffman looks like the kind of guy who doesn't wipe his mouth properly after eating porridge, or ever brush his yellowy teeth. I don't buy all his dull, introverted long pauses, either. "Don't overact, Sweep" Matthew Corbett would shout I'm sure. Mamet's films are all great, though, and this felt very much like a play as opposed to a film - nothing bad in that as I don't get to the theatre.
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One of those films with a good cast of actors, who play excellently off each other.
I brought it because Clark Gregg was in it and it had been recommended to me. I was not disappointed.
It's a look at the disaster that a film crew bring to a small town, and the disaster a small town brings to the film crew.
A black comedy, it had some very nice moments.
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This is a really odd product ( Of A Film ) and makes you wonder if the movie business is as devious and warped as this film portrays, a lot of familiar faces in this movie and looking at them it is interesting to see how their lives have developed, pity about the recent demise of Philip Seymour Hoffman but then again that is the movie business.
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Hilarious film from the stage play by David Mamet. Watchable over and over again.Brilliantly observed story of a small New England town taken over by a film crew. Excellent cast includes Mamet's wife Rebecca Pigeon and Alec Baldwin.
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By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 July 2016
David Mamet’s 2000 satire on small-town America vs. its corporate equivalent (in this case, taking the intriguing form of the Hollywood movie-making machine) provides much in the way of affectionate comedy and perceptive social commentary, underpinned with quite dark cynical themes. For me, State And Main, with its impressive ensemble approach, comes across as a sort of 'Altman light’, mixing elements of Robert Altman’s The Player and Short Cuts, whilst not quite having the biting, dramatic effect of either. Mamet’s film also called my mind (again, a more comedic and less political) John Sayles and, in terms of its perceptive, (largely) affectionate take on small-town USA, the novels of Richard Russo.

Mamet’s film is particularly impressive when contrasting the intimacy of the closely-knit New England community and the haughty pretensions of Hollywood, as represented here by William H Macey’s excellent turn as the duplicitous film director Walt Price, parachuted in alongside 'stars’ Alec Baldwin’s 'man with an eye for underage girls’, Bob Barrenger and Sarah Jessica Parker’s 'bimbo’, Claire Wellesley. The contrast is also nicely illustrated by Rebecca Pidgeon’s bookshop owner and amateur dramatist, Ann, and her developing relationship with Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s insecure writer on Walt’s film, Joseph Turner White. Mamet’s parodying of Hollywood is skilfully done as Walt bickers with technicians and 'divas’ and Barrenger is revealed to have a dislike for 'French movies’. Also, impressive is David Paymer’s 'harder’ turn as the tyrannical movie producer, Marty Rossen, who lambasts Claire for her on-screen modesty and attempts to coerce White into perjuring himself, on discovery of Barrenger’s nefarious activities.
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