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State and Main

2000
Comedy
Drama
1h 45m
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Rated 09 Jul 2010
45
6th
Mildly funny but mostly shitty. I hate the way David Mamet thinks people speak. Every conversation sounds like David Mamet talking to himself, with the possible exception of Hoffman's. Take a working class aphorism, say it as a declarative sentence, then have another character repeat a portion of the aphorism, with a question tacked on. Congratulations, you speak Mamet. Speaking Mamet, is that what we're doing?
Rated 06 May 2013
70
31st
A great cast but still this movie is the epitome of OK. Nothing really grabbed me either good or bad.
Rated 04 Feb 2009
54
63rd
I would only deal drugs if I was for sure going to make some kid lose a mother.
Rated 21 Jul 2022
54
49th
After seeing this, I read that this was supposed to be in the style of a Preston Sturges comedy, information that truly shocked me. I'll take on faith that Mamet has even seen a Preston Sturges film, but he clearly learned nothing--or didn't understand what he saw... there's none of the lightness and none of the manic quality. I kept wanting better material for the able cast to work with, though William H. Macy made the most of every single line, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is always a joy.
Rated 21 Feb 2010
4
35th
One of the most average movies I've ever seen. Nothing particularly stunning about it and nothing particularly horrible about it either, besides Sarah Jessica Parker who never ceases to amaze me with how awful she is at acting. It's also like they took the outtakes from Magnolia and used it as a score. Mamet continues to prove to be a mixed bag - sometimes great, sometimes terrible, sometimes average.
Rated 01 Mar 2008
63
40th
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Rated 07 Oct 2018
20
4th
I didn't get it.
Rated 03 Jan 2007
80
86th
A great satire with a lot of heart.
Rated 22 Dec 2013
86
67th
State and Main offers plenty of wit and laughs in its lampoons of the movie industry.
Rated 02 Jun 2017
66
27th
There's fun to be had here with this behind-the-scenes story and its restricted time and location setting, though the film's probably a bit too light-hearted with its humour and story. The cynical movie-set satire works usually in the one-liners, but some of the story points are either ridiculous, predictable, or unimpactful. A breezy easy watch, but I expected more of a punch from Mamet.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
68
20th
Mamet's dialogue and quirkiness doesn't really work here. It certainly has its moments, but overall it's pretty average.
Rated 12 Feb 2021
80
37th
Viewed February 11, 2021.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
66
51st
Nothing special here. Not terrible but certiainly doesn't excite like a Mamet movie with a decent cast should.
Rated 20 May 2012
15
3rd
The script follows her suit: random turns of events try to add a zany edge to the film, but it just ends up overlong and ridiculous.
Rated 22 Dec 2009
78
35th
A nice little David Mamet film.
Rated 15 Aug 2013
60
62nd
Another Mamet film (this one comparatively light) on truth-as-produced and the corrosive power of capital and celebrity in spectacular America. Comedic highlight occurs when a bit player utters the throwaway line, "I didn't know it was illegal."
Rated 17 Jul 2008
80
68th
On the surface, it may seem normal. Soon you realize, however, that all the characters speak only the way David Mamet characters speak; even the smallest of parts have been taken over this way, with the ruthlessness of any alien bodysnatcher. The PrestonSturges-ish material fails sometimes, but mainly this is a funny and entertaining movie
Rated 16 Nov 2021
80
78th
This is so adorable. Quirky little small town indie flick. Realistic portrayal of people's everyday strangeness. Love it.
Rated 27 Aug 2018
61
60th
Funny little movie about making movies. Very strong cast, and good pacing.
Rated 04 Aug 2007
55
7th
Probably David Mamet's worst film.
Rated 20 Apr 2014
77
55th
77.000
Rated 27 Jun 2022
82
86th
Mixed themes on morality but I did recognize the Boston Commuter Rail so that was nice
Rated 21 Jan 2010
31
40th
Somewhat funny but not hilarious by any means.
Rated 10 Jun 2008
65
75th
Luckily, it is now possible to pause the image and read the back of the book version of the protagonist's play when he picks it up in the bookstore. I was glad I did.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
14th
Has moments & is trying really hard to be a good movie. The lines are so overwritten & stiff that everything sorta sits there on the plate saying its clever instead of actually being clever or interesting. Has an alternative feel. Cute girl in romantic lead & cast by some of my favorite casters.
Rated 18 Feb 2009
72
35th
i thought this was much better that i had anticpated it to be
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
80th
Very smart comedy.
Rated 15 Mar 2016
70
26th
Its ighthearted cheer in dealing with possibly the vilest aspects of Hollywood may either be meta or simply just callous, but in either case it explains the whole Polanski case very well. A thoroughly unpleasant experience.
Rated 07 Jun 2012
80
66th
80.375
Rated 21 Mar 2015
77
77th
It might just be the cast (hey there Matt Malloy), but apparently Mamet doing comedy comes off sort of like Hal Hartley-lite with a bit of Coen Brothers-style condescension thrown in. Some of it actually works perfectly, and it's at least consistently enjoyable even if it ultimately gets kind of earnest and sappy (thankfully, Mamet limits his usual macho histrionics mostly to one character). If nothing else, i found it incredibly bittersweet to see Hoffman play a nebbishy romantic lead for once.
Rated 01 Jun 2023
48
36th
David Mamet also being a playwright, it's surprising that this wasn't adapted from a play, because it's stagier than any of the adaptations I've seen from his plays. Every scene has 3 characters on average and everybody's cue to move stage right/left and say their line is blatantly transparent. It's a mildly amusing comedy with a nice cast, but nothing to distract from how mechanical it all is.
Rated 09 Feb 2009
85
66th
Really funny.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
70
63rd
funny mamet film with terrific cast

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