Main StreetJanuary 3, 2010
Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown…
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 4.7/10 (1,055 voted)
Stars: Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson
Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
(as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
Amy da Luz
An offer too good to be true… it just might be
Release Date: 3 Jan 2010
Filming Locations: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $1,553
(11 September 2011)
(30 January 2012)
Did You Know?
Ellen Burstyn's character, "Georgiana Carr," bears the last name of an actual Durham, N.C., family that was prominent in the tobacco business. The large portrait in her house, showing a uniformed man with a big white mustache, is a picture of Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924), one of Durham's earliest tobacco magnates, who was involved in a variety of other business enterprises and was a highly regarded philanthropist. The portrait normally resides in the North Carolina Collection of the Durham County Public Library.
While Mary and her mother are talking in her bedroom, her mother's hair changes position – alternately behind and in front of her ear.
When I saw the movie had actors Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Amber
Tamblyn, Patricia Clarkson participating I thought this would be a
movie worth watching, unfortunately I was mistaken.
While the actors do a good job with what they were provided with, the
movie does nothing for them, it is a go nowhere movie that to me was a
complete waste of time, thankfully not a huge amount of time to waste
considering the length of the movie.
I have long been a big fan of Colin Firth and generally seek out movies
that he is in. Unfortunately, while I felt he did a good job I think he
made a bad choice with this one.
4 out of 10 for me.