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Blue State

3.1 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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Vowing to move to Canada if John Kerry loses the 2004 election, fervent liberal John Logue (Breckin Meyer) suddenly finds himself with no job, no girlfriend... and no country! Making good on his "campaign promise," Logue finds a traveling companion--a sexy, mysterious woman named Chloe (Anna Paquin)--and heads north. But Chloe is not all that she seems, and their journey takes more twists and turns than either could have imagined in this romantic comedy that's as poignant as it is "disarmingly fun" (Martin Kelley, CinemATL).

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Blue State looks at just how far one young man will go to prove his point that the wrong candidate won the 2004 presidential elections. When John Kerry loses to George W. Bush, one of Kerry's campaign workers makes good on his promise to move to Canada if Bush is elected president. The disgruntled volunteer John (Breckin Meyer, Clueless) is a borderline slacker who most likely would've been too lazy to move anywhere if his friends didn't remind him about his promise. Then, too, there's the invitation from a Canadian dating service that promises him a bevy of women to date if he heads north. Heading to a different country is daunting (and can be expensive), so John finds someone willing to share the expenses of driving from California to Canada. Chloe (played by Anna Paquin, The Piano) is a lovely and somewhat mysterious young woman who challenges John's opinions and makes him think about why he believes what he believes. They bicker in the way that people do when they are attracted to each other. Chloe also has a few secrets of her own, some of which she hides behind ambivalence and a tiny bit of fear. Paquin, who also served as one of the film's executive producers, is particularly convincing in her role: Smart, sweet and cynical, she complements Meyer's endearing acting style. The filmmakers make no apologies for their political leanings; though this romantic comedy would like viewers to think about what is happening in U.S. politics, it doesn't bludgeon the point too often. Where the film falters occasionally is in the hefty dialogue between Chloe and John. Do people really talk like that? And if they do, shouldn't they stop for their own sake? --Jae-Ha Kim

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  • Actors: Tim Henry, Breckin Meyer, Richard Blackburn, Anna Paquin, Joyce Krenz
  • Directors: Marshall Lewy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010AN7YU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,238 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is a romantic comedic drama that uses the main character’s political extremism as the vehicle to expose and explore human relationships. Many of the characters are concentrated caricature stereotypes whom you would less frequently meet in life, but have been pooled into one movie. I think the most revealing facet of the movie is how Canadians might view Americans as stated in the comment of a character playing a Canadian municipal clerk who says something to the effect that the border is like a one way mirror where Canadians can look across, but only see the unpleasantness of America and when Americans look back, they can only see themselves in the mirror. This unanticipated perspective, alone, made the movie thought provoking and worth seeing despite the very tiring stereotypes. In my opinion, the strongest performance is by Anna Paquin. I would not see the movie again, but could recommend it.
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the story had an original bend to it but the editing was rather slow at times and the acting lacked a certain energy. also I did not get the relationship between the two main characters. initially I understand that he wanted to travel with the girl because she was pretty but the development of the relationship was not believable even in the context of the movie. but I was glad to see another movie that did not have a lot of violence or gore or sensationalism. it was a gentle film to watch and although I would not like to see it many times over it was not a bad movie to watch
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I love Breckin Meyer and am also a fan of Anna Paquin. Meyer plays John Logue, a die-hard liberal who has been campaigning for John Kerry and swears if George Bush is re-elected he will leave the country. He finds a website, marry a canadian dot com so Americans can move to Canada and get citizenship. Anna Paquin is Chloe, who answers an ad John places for someone to share expenses. This is a low-key but powerful film that deals with the frustration of living in a politically apathetic country. But John has other reasons for his beliefs and Chloe is not just looking for a ride, she is going to Canada to get out of a second tour in Iraq.
Meyer (who can do more than comedy) and Paquin are perfect in their roles. I love a movie driven by the acting of a good story and not a star vehicle with a bad plot.
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It has an interesting storyline, but the character and plot development were not strong. It was The script was below the acting abiliies of the main characters. It did have good cinematography for the feel of the story.
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During the 2004 Presidential Election between John Kerry and George Bush there were many on the left that pledged that should George W. Bush get re-elected that they would in turn move to Canada. Though often times the comments were made somewhat tongue in cheek, there was a widespread ongoing belief that should George Bush be re-elected that Canada would see a large influx of angry American Democrats crossing into the land to our north.

In the movie Blue State, John Logue (Breckin Meyer) is a Democratic blogger who runs the political blog The Donkey Revolution. Like many good Democrats, Logue decides that he would invest his life in the 2004 campaign and work tirelessly toward the goal of getting John Kerry elected President. One night while he was celebrating some of the party's recent upswing, Logue makes an impassioned statement that should John Kerry not win he would move to Canada. Of course, the local television crew was present for the statement and ran Logue's declaration on the nightly news.

So as we all know, Kerry was indeed not elected and Bush waltzed his way into a second term in the White House. Though Logue's comment back at the time might have seemed like nothing more than a half-hearted plea to drum up additional support for Kerry, when one of Logue's friends calls him on it, Logue decides that maybe the right thing to do is in fact to really move to Canada.

Logue posts in his local coffee house of choice a flyer seeking a companion to make the voyage to Canada with. Located in California, Logue could certainly use someone that could both split the costs and the driving time. Through a series of interviews he is quickly able to weed out some of those that truly would not make the cut. But then walks in Chloe Hamon (Anna Paquin).
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seemed strange to me that anybody in 2004 could have thought Kerry was anything other than a "me too" for the same war mongering policies of the Bush/Cheney administration as demonstrated later with Kerry's Secy of State war intentions in Syria while ignoring the chemical warfare from the Untied Queendumb's toxic chemical attacks against Florida. As for me, both Kerry and Bush were so abhorrent that I even attempted to campaign for the Presidency that year and was "rewarded" by being told it was "illegal" to vote for anybody but the criminal gang cadninuts in my home state and also subjected to attempted murder by malprescription by a goofermint licensed dentifraud in that same year. "Politics" in the former United States, now Loonie Tied Studs of Merka, has been fouled out since "at least" the murderous of more than 50,000 American males only Lyndon Baines Johnson lesbian supremacist administration. Personally never considered leaving my nation during either felony religionist effort to slaughter males only in foreign wars created for the purpose.
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