The Station Agent
The script for “The Station Agent” was custom written for its cast by debut director Tom McCarthy and is a testament to the liberating qualities of establishing character specificity to create a distinctive kind of screen magic. Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage – “Safe Men”) is a man of few words when the death of his best friend finds him seeking seclusion in an old rural New Jersey train depot that he now calls home. But the young dwarf is unable to avoid the friendly overtures of local townspeople Joe (Bobby Cannavale) a Cuban hotdog vendor, and Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) an artist, who find the serious-natured “Fin” to be most enjoyable company. “The Station Agent” is a sweet art film that is unapologetic as it is memorable. Peter Dinklage’s performance is poetic and pure as any you will ever observe on screen or off.
Rated R. 90 mins. (B) (Three Stars)
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