The Station Agent - movie review (February 21, 2004)
Finbar "Fin" McBride is a quiet, simple man. A train enthusiast, he is also a fairly solitary man. The reason he seems to attract attention, though, is that he's also a dwarf. Through circumstances, he finds himself the owner of the train depot in
This film moves along at a fairly easy pace, much the way that Fin tries to live his life. There is not too much spectacular going on (though there are a number of fairly amusing scenes), and for me, that was part of the appeal of the film. My only complaint is that the film seemed to end a bit abruptly, but other than that, I really enjoyed it.
Peter Dinklage does a terrific job as Fin, and for the most part, you forget that he's a dwarf - except when others in the town make note of it. Bobby Cannavale does a good job as Joe, and Patricia Clarkson is a pleasure to watch as Olivia.
Definitely a recommend.
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