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September 29, 2007

The Station Agent - 5

This is a simple film about how our traumatic experiences leave us disconnected from others. There is some comfort in loneliness that each of the characters learns to break from in order to become friends that care for one another. The three unlikely friends are Fin (Peter Dinklage), a dwarf, who loves trains and inherits an old train station to live in, Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) a reclusive artist who has lost her son, and Joe (Bobby Cannavale)- a food stand worker who loves to talk. The dialogue is awkward as they slowly unlearn the usual habits of masking their true selves. The film shows that friendships are built and that they are needed.

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