The Station Agent

The Station Agent

DVD - 2004 | Widescreen version
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A young man inherits a train station in rural New Jersey and moves there for a life of quiet solitude. He soon finds friendships and a sense of belonging that he never expected, and never thought he wanted.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment, c2004
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD STA COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780788853661


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This is a simple movie. Nothing really happens, aside from small strides the characters make in getting closer to each other. Sometimes, especially with the main character (played with perfection by Peter Dinklage), nothing is said at all. It takes its time to say, or show, what it needs to, and ... Read More »

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Dec 18, 2019

I was really disappointed that this DVD is not closed captioned or even subtitled at all. The movie was slow and boring as it was but having to turn the volume up to an insane level just to understand what they were saying was beyond annoying. I didn't bother with the rest of it.

Feb 26, 2019

Love this kind of movie bcoz its like fairy tale no money to worry
strangers really nice and tried to be friend. Get up in the morning get ready to
stroll the backwoods and talk with friends. Its like the movie "Stand by Me" I`ll give it a 5/5

Jul 28, 2017

The Station Agent is a beautiful dramedy about isolation and unexpected friendships from writer/director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, The Visitor, Win Win). It is also a celebration of trains. The comedy is subtle, and most of the light moments are provided by Bobby Cannavale's character or in reaction to his character. I highly recommend it for fans of independent films. If you prefer blockbusters, this movie may not have enough action for you.

Jun 19, 2017

Misfits bond in an unlikely situation and circumstance. When the lead character receives the sad windfall of a train station in near-rural New Jersey, he finds the locals are enthralled by him and intrude on his cherished privacy. Low-key charm adds to the story. Both Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale do well at playing off the main character. Cannavale, a native New Jerseyan, has the language and lingo down pat. He's especially funny as he keeps on trying despite getting rejected; still smilin' (except when he can't find a garlic press), he'll try another time and hey, can I bring ya a mornin' coffee from my food truck? Clarkson is one of my favorite actresses--if you like her here, also see the film, "Pieces of April".

Jul 28, 2016

This is a slow movie but this is a well acted movie.

Peter Dinklage is an undervalued actor and he was cast perfectly for this train flick. Patricia Clarkson is one of my favorite "older" actresses and she does not disappoint. I've never been a fan of Bobby Cannavale but I did warm up to him in this flick.

If you have a slow afternoon to watch a good movie, if you are a train buff, or if you like any of these actors, watch this precious film!

May 17, 2016

Three lonely people find friendship and connection in the wilds of New Jersey. The movie is a little slow, but the characters stick with you long after you're done watching. Actors Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale, and Patricia Clarkson do a wonderful job.

Jan 20, 2016

This is a very unusual story that kept me interested through the whole movie. I really enjoyed it. Will watch again.

d2013 Sep 10, 2015

An engaging tale. Very good film!

ChampionMDR Aug 05, 2015

Very unusual and quirky film. Excellent story line, script and acting.

Jun 08, 2015

If you haven't seen this movie, take a chance. My favorite movie of all time about the human condition, but in an unsentimental way. Peter Dinklage and Bobby Carnivale both stand out.

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Jun 25, 2012

Finbar McBride: "It's funny how people see me and treat me... since I'm really just a simple, boring person."

Jun 25, 2012

Joe Oramas: "Do they have clubs for you people?" Finbar McBride: "What?" Joe Oramas: "You know, for train watchers."

Jun 25, 2012

Joe Oramas: "Trains are really cool." Olivia Harris: "They are." Finbar McBride (smoking marijuana): "So are horses." Joe Oramas: "What?" Finbar McBride: "I was just thinking that." Joe Oramas: "Give me the joint, man."

Jun 25, 2012

Joe Oramas: "It's the librarian fantasy, man. Glasses off, hair down, books flying." Finbar McBride: "She doesn't wear glasses." Olivia Harris: "Well, buy her some, it's worth it."


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Jun 19, 2017

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