The Station Agent

Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Williams
Run Time: 88 minutes
Rated: R
Theatrical Release Date: Oct 3, 2003
Video Release Date: June 15 2004

A seemingly pointless movie about a dwarf that is rather short. Uh, I mean the movie. The main character is Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage), who works at a hobby shop. His employer dies, and oddly enough, he leaves our hero an abandoned train station in New Jersey. Finbar sets off on what might be called an adventure. I liked the movie, but I don't see what all the hype was about.

Fin makes friends with a host of other strange characters, who only become half developed at best. The movie sets you up for a lot of things, none of which are resolved. The camera work is excellent, the acting is decent, it's quite funny, the music is cool, but it just doesn't go anywhere. I'd say check it out, you're either going to love it, or hate it. At the worst it's not even an hour and a half of your life, and I know plenty of people who swear it's the best movie ever made.

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