All aboard for a leisurely journey about a loner with a love of trains. Finbar (Peter Dinklage), whose separation from humanity is largely due to his dwarfism, is working at a model-train store when his boss suddenly drops dead and leaves him with an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. He goes there looking for solitude, but his life soon intersects with a quirky artist (Patricia Clarkson) and a hot dog vendor (Bobby Cannavale), who railroads the little guy with his unending chatter and puppy-dog enthusiasm.
The story takes its time getting up to speed as everything tracks toward these three becoming unlikely friends. What's puzzling, however, is why a guy who's such an inaccessible sourpuss for so long would attract the relentless attention of so many. Nevertheless, this runaway hit at Sundance is well-acted and sweetly understated. You'll want to schedule a stop for The Station.
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