Monday, May 26, 2008
Blue State is a pleasant, amusing, romantic, road-trip comedy, set in a political diatribe. John Logue (Breckin Meyer, pleasant and extremely earnest) commits himself to moving to Canada after Bush wins re-election. Chloe Hamon (Anna Paquin) is the hot girl with blue hair who answers his ad for a travelling companion.
Anna Paquin (Oscar winner for The Piano) is really terrific in this small, independent, extremely low budget film. She delivers moods and feeling with the smallest movement of an eye or lip, and seems alert, present and deeply involved at every moment.
The film was produced by (many! people, including) Andrew Paquin, Anna's brother, and was edited by Adam B. Stein, recently a finalist On The Lot.
The film is nicely shot, especially considering it was shot in twenty days at a rate of 5 pages a day. This is the first feature for writer/director Marshall Lewy. Nice work.