November 20th, 2005

Ariel Union

The Station Agent

Beth and I stayed up too late last night to watch The Station Agent on cable, and I'm glad we did.  I wanted to watch it mainly because I've liked Peter Dinklage on Threshold and wanted to see the movie that made him famous.  It's a slow-moving character piece, but it was very captivating and kept my attention to the end.

Here's a funny story about The Station Agent -- when I first heard about this movie (on NPR, probably), I must not have been playing attention because I was sure they said the movie was from Brazil!  And I kept that "fact" in my mind for several years, until I started watching Threshold and realized that Peter Dinklage isn't Brazilian... but last night was when I learned that The Station Agent is set in exotic, far off land of New Jersey!