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Published on Jul 25, 2012
Acclaimed writer/director John Sayles, Sunshine State, is set on a Florida island where real estate development is changing a modest beachside community into an upscale resort. Marly Temple (Edie Falco) is living her father's dream of running a motel, but now that her life consists of avoiding her ex-husband, nursing hangovers and waking up with the wrong guy, Marly is tempted to sell. Desiree Perry (Angela Bassett), returning after 25 years to show off her trophy husband (James McDaniel), finds their black enclave of Lincoln Beach is also being eyed by developers. As both women grapple with the weight of family history and expectations, and wrestle with questions of love, duty and responsibility, Sunshine State offers an indelible portrait of two women, two families, and two communities in transition. 2002 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.