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The Hottest State (2006)

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

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A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

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What happens when your first love is love itself?

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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23 March 2007 (Italy)  »

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Alithinos erotas  »

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$8,524 (USA) (26 August 2007)

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$30,629 (USA) (23 September 2007)
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Jesse: [to William] Your whole life, people are gonna ask you to be weak. They're gonna practically beg you. But all anyone really wants is for you to be strong.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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I Don't Want To Change Your Mind
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Greta Gaines
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Ethan Hawke writing not that good
7 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

William Harding (Mark Webber) is a 20 year old struggling actor in NYC from Texas. He doesn't really know his dad Vincent (Ethan Hawke) after he left with his mother at 8. Sarah (Catalina Sandino Moreno) wants to be a singer. They hit it off right away. Samantha (Michelle Williams) is his ex who he is still hanging with. He has issues. Her mother (Sonia Braga) doesn't approve of her singing and complains a lot. His mother Jesse (Laura Linney) is also quite a piece of work.

It's an indie from Ethan Hawke. It's a fairly bland affair. The lead Webber doesn't have the best charisma. His character is emotionally damaged. Moreno has a sweet presence but she struggles to do more. They both have infuriating moments that makes it hard to invest in their relationship. There is a musical element but there isn't anything catchy. There's no magic in that. It's an angsty indie without the needed likability. The dialog is very clunky with Hawke trying too hard. Being an Ethan Hawke film, there are a lot of great actors. I guess people just want to hang out with him.


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