Entertainment Weekly Says This is the Movie that Represents the State of Maine
Many theatrical masterpieces are about Maine or have been set in Maine, whether or not they actually film here. But is there one film that perfectly captures what Maine is all about?
Entertainment Weekly comprised a list of movies that represent the "spirit and story" of each state.
The list makers say the movie that best represents Massachusetts is The Departed. New Hampshire's movie is the classic film Our Town and Nevada is (no surprise here) The Hangover.
Judging by these examples, which direction do you think they went for Maine's movie? Could it be a Stephen King film? Or maybe a movie that relies on Maine's gorgeous natural setting to tell a story?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie that best represents the spirit of Maine is The Cider House Rules.
The IMDB description for The Cider House Rules says:
Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?