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The Station Agent (2003)

Comedy, Drama

Director: Tom McCarthy
Writer: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Paul Benjamin, Jase Blankfort, Paula Garc├ęs

"Loneliness is much better when you have got someone to share it with."

The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) and unhappy wife Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson). As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.

Plot summary from IMDb: When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor.

Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations.
Runtime: 89 min



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