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Blue State (2007)

BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.

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Marshall Lewy

Writer:

Marshall Lewy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... John Logue
Anna Paquin ... Chloe Hamon
Joyce Krenz ... Mrs. Logue
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Mr. Logue
Adriana O'Neil ... Gloria O'Neill
Seun Olagunju Seun Olagunju ... Randall
Bryan Terrell Clark ... The Horny American (as Bryan Clark)
Nicolas Ouellette ... Hal
Tim Henry ... Charlie
James Juce James Juce ... Larry
Elicia Cronin Elicia Cronin ... Sandy
Judy Cook ... Bride
Scott Pangman Scott Pangman ... Canadian Guy #1
Kristjan Harris Kristjan Harris ... Artist Type Guy
Leigh Enns ... Rebecca
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Storyline

On the eve of John Kerry's 2004 defeat, campaign volunteer John Logue, canvasing in Ohio, says he'll move to Canada if Bush wins. His pledge gets televised, so when John returns to San Francisco - where his old job and girl-friend evaporate - his friends expect him to deliver on the promise. He gets a call from marryacanadian.ca, accepts their invitation to come to Winnipeg, interviews traveling companions, picks Chloe (she with a nose ring), and sets out. Both John and Chloe have secrets, revealed one at a time, and Winnipeg in 2004, with men and women willing to help US ex-pats gain citizenship, may not be what either needs. Echoes of the Vietnam war help them decide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Destination: Canada See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Tudo Azul See more »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Anna Paquin is from Winnipeg, their destination in Canada. See more »

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When John and Cloe enter Canada they are required to present their passports. At the time the movie took place (November '04), passports were not required if traveling by car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Suburban Man: Can I help you?
John Logue: Hi, I'm John Logue with the Kerry campaign, and we just want to make sure we get all the voters out there. We have you listed as a strong-leaning Kerry household.
Suburban Man: I'm voting for Bush.
John Logue: You are? Sorry, no matter how many times people say that to me, I just can't get over it. It's like I don't have the enzymes to metabolize someone actually saying that to me.
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References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) See more »

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A charming and well-crafted film
8 March 2008 | by laurence-56See all my reviews

A self-mocking indictment against taking life too seriously, as ever the redeeming power of love wins out, with the moral - at the end - being that it is better to act locally than to run away.

As for suggestions that the movie is partisan, I think not, this is merely a matter of character portrayal.

Excellent acting by the hero and heroine. Very enjoyable and absorbing to watch.

A self-mocking indictment against taking life too seriously, as ever the redeeming power of love wins out, with the moral - at the end - being that it is better to act locally than to run away.

As for suggestions that the movie is partisan, I think not, this is merely a matter of character portrayal.

Excellent acting by the hero and heroine. Very enjoyable and absorbing to watch.


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