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The Station Agent (2003)The Station Agent (2003)

The Station Agent (2003)

Peter Dinklage's bittersweet masterpiece on getting out of loneliness

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

9.2

movie

United States of America

English

Character-driven, Sunday, Sweet

2003

Tom McCarthy

Bobby Cannavale, Jase Blankfort, Jayce Bartok

88 min

Synopsis

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Our Take

9.2
Erik M.

The Station Agent is about loneliness, change and friendship. Sounds corny right? It’s not. The characters are developed, they have their own reasons for the choices they make and nothing feels forced, neither actions or conversations. It’s a small and wonderful movie about a little man that moves out of the city and his comfort zone when his only friend dies, moves to said friend’s old train station and sets his life there. From there on it follows his social interactions with a slew of people, the relationships he forms with them. Oh, and the little man? Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), who pulls off a great performance, albeit a quiet one.

Comments

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LizzyT

One of my favorites.

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Stefan

Watched this last night, very funny and very moving, highly recommended

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