GenreDrama Running time1h 34m Music directorPatrick Doyle CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) (Austin Film Festival)
September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) (United States) CastColin Firth (Gus Leroy), Orlando Bloom (Harris Parker), Amber Tamblyn (Mary Saunders), Patricia Clarkson (Willa), Andrew McCarthy (Howard Mercer) Similar moviesA Good Baby (1998), Serena (2014), Ruby Gentry (1952), Waking Madison (2010), Dont Fade Away (2009)
TaglineAn offer too good to be true... it just might be.
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Main Street is a 2010 drama film about several residents of Durham, North Carolina, a city in the Southern U.S., whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.
Main street trailer
Each of the colorful citizens of a close-knit North Carolina community—from a once-wealthy tobacco heiress to the city's mayor to a local police officer—will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.
Colin Firth as Gus Leroy
Ellen Burstyn as Georgiana Carr
Patricia Clarkson as Willa Jenkins
Orlando Bloom as Harris Parker
Amber Tamblyn as Mary Saunders
Margo Martindale as Myrtle Parker
Andrew McCarthy as Howard Mercer
Victoria Clark as Miriam
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Mayor
Tom Wopat as Frank
Viktor Hernandez as Estaquio
Juan Piedrahita as Jose (as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
Thomas Upchurch as Trooper Williams
Reid Dalton as Crosby Gage
Amy da Luz as Rita
The film was shot nearly entirely in Durham, North Carolina in April and May 2009. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Horton Foote after he found downtown Durham empty on a weekend visit several years earlier.
Myriad Pictures bought the international distribution rights in May 2009. The film was promoted at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival by its producers and stars.
Reception for the movie has been predominantly negative, with the film currently holding a 13% rating on the tomatometer. Blog Critics reviewed the film, saying "Everything that occurs in the film feels shallow somehow, and it’s a shame because Main Street had all of the basic elements that would have made it truly, a great film."