Indie Gems: The Station Agent
That's what friends are for.
A man with Dwarfism, Fin, (Peter Dinklage) inherits some property in the form of an old train station in New Jersey when his only friend passes away. He moves there with the intent to essentially become a hermit. That plan is thrown when he meets a talkative hot dog vender, Joe (Bobby Canavale) and a troubled woman, Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) who nearly runs him over. Twice. They force him to come out of his shell and make friends.
Besides Game of Thrones, this really is some of Dinklage's best work. 2003 was such a weird year, Oscar wise. I think Dinklage really should've gotten a nomination for this. He's so guarded playing Fin. I just wanted to give him a giant hug during the entire film. Canavale was hilarious too. I'm used to seeing him in more antagonistic roles. (Hello, Gyp Rosetti) But here he's so adorable. You want to tell him to shut up, but you would be heartless if you did. The always reliable Clarkson gave a great performance as well. It's a great thing when a small cast like this really comes together, and they definitely did.
Memorable Quote: "You guys, this is boring, can we talk?" - Joe (Bobby Canavale)