Sunshine State


2h 21m 2002

Brief Synopsis

A comedy drama set in modern day Florida concerning two vibrant women who find themselves, after their big time dreams have not panned out, back in their small neighboring hometowns. Caught between their past and their future, both are struggling to find a way to become independent women in a place

Film Details

Also Known As
Gold Coast (John Sayles project)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Nordisk Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Synopsis

A comedy drama set in modern day Florida concerning two vibrant women who find themselves, after their big time dreams have not panned out, back in their small neighboring hometowns. Caught between their past and their future, both are struggling to find a way to become independent women in a place where everyone and everything seems to conspire to make them return to the roles of children under the rule of formidable parents. Mary Temple is living her father's dream of running a motel, only it has become her nightmare. Marly has given her career as an aquatic "Weeki Wachee Mermaid" and her marriage to Steve is over. In the next town over, Desiree Perry has returned to visit and show off her new anesthesiologist husband, Reggie. Sent away by her proud parents after she disgraced them by getting pregnant at 16, Desiree, like Marly, pursued a career in "show business." But instead of Broadway or movies, her appearances have been limited to industrials and infomercials. As both Marly and Desiree grapple with the sometimes overwhelming weight of family history and family expectations, and wrestle with questions of love, duty and responsibility, the tale offers a portrait of two women, two families, and two communities standing on the brink of change.

Crew

Lynette Bernay

Costume Supervisor

Martin Brody

Original Music

Roy C Bryson

Hair Stylist

Patrick Cady

Director Of Photography

Bruce Cardozo

Optical Supervisor

Shawn Carroll

Art Director

Suzanne Ceresko

New York Office Manager

Sarah Connors

Post-Production Supervisor

Marko Constanzo

Foley Artist

Mary Cybulski

Script Supervisor

Mason Daring

Composer

Robert Fernandez

Rerecording Engineer

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Judy Karp

Sound Mixer

Sato Knudsen

Cello

George Lara

Foley Engineer

Ronan Lefkowitz

Violin

Duke Levine

Guitars

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

Ronald Lowry

Cello

M. J. Magbanua

Production Coordinator

Haldan Martinson

Violin

Dave Mattacks

Drums

Diane Maurno

Makeup Artist

John R Mcaleer

Camera Operator

Vera Meyer

Glass Harmonica

Brian Moon

Assistant Director

Margo Myers

Unit Production Manager

Billy Novick

Original Music

Kevin O'neill

Additional Visual Effects

John Powditch

Assistant Director

Maggie Renzi

Producer

Mark Ricker

Production Designer

Mike Rivard

Bass

Fred Rosenberg

Dialogue Editor

Fred Rosenberg

Supervising Sound Editor

Mayes C. Rubeo

Costume Designer

John Sayles

Editor

John Sayles

Screenwriter

Nancy Schafer

Associate Producer

Dan Schmit

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dave Shacter

Music Score Recorder

Dave Shacter

Music Score Mixer

Carol Silverman

Set Decorator

Dinaz Stafford

Local Casting

Sam Tedesco

Location Manager

Plummy Tucker

Associate Editor

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

Tom West

Organ/Piano

Alan Zaleski

Sound Effects Editor

Larry Zience

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Gold Coast (John Sayles project)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Nordisk Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actress (Edie Falco) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 2002

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States on Video November 19, 2002

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 2002

CFI color

Released in United States on Video November 19, 2002