Peter Dinklage (as Finbar McBride) is a man trying to live life on his own terms. Looking only to be left alone, he takes up residence in a rural town’s old train depot. But much like the station agents that occupied small town depots before him, he finds himself reluctantly becoming enmeshed in the lives of his neighbors, especially Patricia Clarkson (as Olivia Harris), a forty-year-old artist struggling with the break up of her marriage and the loss of her son, and Bobby Cannavale (as Joe Oramas) a thirty-year-old with a talent for cooking and an insatiable hunger for conversation – whether anyone wants to talk to him or not.
The Station Agent is about three people with nothing in common, except their shared solitude, until chance circumstances bring their lives together. Before long, from this forgotten depot, this mismatched threesome forges an unlikely bond, which ultimately reveals that even isolation is better shared.
“Dinklage is a star, for sure, but the film is hypnotic because of its unusually certain and constantly delicate tone.”
“As touching and original a movie as you’re likely to see this year.”
“The best advice to filmgoers who appreciate smart, mature, humanist movies is, simply, Go.”
“Deft and funny.”
“A delicate, thoughtful and often hilarious take on loneliness.”