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From acclaimed writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish) comes an unforgettable portrait of a richly diverse Florida town threatened by real estate developers. Edie Falco, Angela Bassett and Timothy Hutton lead a remarkable ensemble cast.
A tidal wave of change is coming to Delrona Beach, Florida. Out-of-state developers have descended upon the sleepy coastal community with the promise of big bucks and bigger changes. Torn between honoring family obligations and the lure of quick cash, the locals greet the outsiders with a wildly mixed reception. Marly (Falco, TV's "The Sopranos") is eager to sell the family business and start her life over. As caretaker to her father's motel and restaurant, she's grown resentful of missed opportunities, but finds a glimmer of hope in a tentative romance with a visiting landscape architect (Oscar winner Timothy Hutton). Desiree (Oscar nominee Angela Bassett) left two years ago to escape scandal and make a name for herself as an actress. Reluctantly returning home, she finds her strong-willed mother (Mary Alice) unwilling to let go of the past.
I found it to be a bit tedious at times. Acting was average.Published 3 months ago by Natale L Depero
As John Sayles movies go, humor is muted, but it's there. Sales seems to be fascinated with the interaction of cultures, in this case white and black, in Florida. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gridley
Good development of characters, but it played into many of stereotypes about Florida. The pacing was sometimes awkward and a couple of the plot lines were a little heavy handed,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Heather Donnelly
gave it to my sister on a visit to fla it became more meaningful when my sister started to point out different areas she recognized since she lives on Amelia island she took me to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by mary c maloney
it was a little dragey, i thought with all the different actors it would be alittle more interesting oh well! thanks anyway L.CusumanoPublished on July 29, 2013 by Linda A. Cusumano
If you like Steven Sayles characters and insights into history, this is a must buy. You can laugh at his sarcasm and get a dose of historical facts at the same time.Published on March 29, 2013 by Ct. Yankee
The cast is great including Angela Bassett and Edie Falco, but the movie was so tedious. Each scene roped you in just enough that you felt something was going to happen worth... Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by Kevin
Ah yes, developer versus Florida. It's all too true, I can attest, as a resident. This film intertwines several story lines to make a whole about the loss of old Florida, along the... Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Bradley F. Smith