The Station Agent

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Station Agent
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.


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Feb 21, 2015
  • 4lk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A delightful surprise
A charming film filled with quirky lovable characters

Sep 02, 2014

A decidely unsentimental feel-good film. Three very different characters forge unlikely relationships that are touching and funny, and are portrayed as being quirky enough for your typical indie film yet very rooted in reality. The story unfolds with beauty and utter unpredictability. My fave film of 2003!

Apr 06, 2014
  • Persnickity_squirrel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie starts out sad and ends up taking you on a trip through your emotions that is uplifting and heartwrenching at the same time. I LOVE all the characters and Peter Dinklage does a wonderful job as a loner who just wants to enjoy his hobby and be left alone. Clarkson is awesome as a caring yet troubled woman who suffers a loss that is hard to bare and Cannavale is a light unto the film with his ADHD demeanor and his witt and krassness. It is a little about trains and a lot about relationships between broken friends trying to heal in their own way. In the end three loners become three great friends and the trip there is a great one.

Mar 08, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Writer/director Thomas McCarthy really came up with a poignant, thought provoking film here. Three characters (forgive me, five, with young Cleo, and the librarian) who basically have nothing in common except their loneliness. Five different degrees and designs of loneliness intersecting at the lonely train depot. The focus is on the protagonist's loneliness, though, who effectively tries to isolate himself from the world's daily taunting and ridicule as a defense mechanism, to no avail. A heartfelt story, wonderful acting. Very well done.

Aug 10, 2013
  • tazz3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good movie to sit back and watch

Aug 15, 2012
  • rdl727 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my all-time favorite films.

Sep 23, 2011
  • dcafk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie. I agree with the positive comments made here about the acting and humor in this depiction of the human condition. Do see it.

May 11, 2011
  • thefakelibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a great movie. It had me laughing out loud at times.

Apr 29, 2011
  • bettypickup_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie! The complex and fragile strings that tie people to one another is beautifully showcased here.

Mar 22, 2010
  • NickCR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very unusual film and I have to admit, I'm not sure if I got exactly what it was intended to mean, but I found it did make some points with me (contact me if you really want to know,. but I won't clutter this comment with them). The characters were all very different from each other, and are very well developed (and acted!) even if not all of them can be completely understood. They were quite charming - and in a fairly emotional / complex story of relationships, there is also quite a bit of humour (some obvious, and some very subtle) which had me laughing out loud.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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