Una storia che nasce interessante, prosegue mediamente bene, ma finisce deragliando, tanto per stare in tema. Un finale tranciato soffoca tutte le domande e le sottotrame lasciate in sospeso durante il film, in un modo eccessivamente brusco. Gran rammarico, perché la regia e la fotografia sono di altissimo livello, così come Dinklage che, a quanto pare, sa recitare anche fuori da King's Landing. Cafè con leche!
Beautifully played by the three leads, it's a nicely paced and tasteful character piece. Keeps just the right side of sentimentality. Though it is permeated with themes of regret and loss and there is plenty of melancholy, it is also very funny and has about it a charming benevolence. The end result is an intelligent and original feel-good experience.
One of the best films I've seen on MUBI this year. A simple but emotional script, with 3 great actors; Peter Dinklage's performance is brilliantly touching. 'The Station Agent' is a little movie with a big heart; a cinematic gem which revealed itself to be a pleasant surprise.
I kept eagerly anticipating for the friendship between Finbar, Olivia and Joe, to finally come together; to share those indie moments with them. Yet, those moments were brief, they passed by, and that frustrated me. Until I realised that maybe that's the point as their friendship is like a train that takes forever to come, then quickly passes by and even if I only witnessed it for a short part in the film, it was OK.
I love this movie. Nothing much happens, but the characters play so well off each other. Dinklage is brilliant. I love the way that he's not allowed to be the introvert that he is because of his appearance, everyone wanting to comment or have a piece of him. Such a beautiful cast. I can't fault this film.......
Marginal characters assembled around this rather odd story with a good-feel factor at the heart of it. But the experiment tries too hard to squeeze the value of friendship out of every single encounter, quite often twisting and manipulating, annoying, building up & cutting down, in the most anarchic fashion, emotional ties that McCarthy trades endlessly to disguise what otherwise is an awfully weak script.