Watch Lone Star State of Mind
- 1 hr 28 min
Sometimes you just have to be unflappable. The 2002 dark comedy, “Lone Star State of Mind” has an engaged couple who are trying to keep their family out of trouble while getting out of small town Bennett, Texas. Baby, the female of the relationship, has got a way to get the men in her life to do what she wants. This comedy of errors has characters in it that we have all met. Earl Crest has to remain calm while he fixes the problems caused by others. The movie was directed by David Semel. The script was written by Texas born Trevor Munson. The production studio is Screen Gems. The producers were Richard Solomon, a Producers Guild Award winner, and Ed Zwick, an Oscar winner. Earl, played by Teen Choice Award winner Joshua Jackson, is a small town mechanic. He is engaged to Baby, played by Jaime King, a waitress. The two of them had been dating in high school, when their parents met and married. The two of them just stayed together, as they figured they were the first couple. Wayne, played by John Mellencamp, is Baby’s father and is on disability from shrapnel wounds. He likes to call Baby Earl’s sister. On top of that, because of a promise to Baby, Earl has to watch out for Junior, played by D.J. Qualls, who is constantly getting in trouble. At the beginning of the movie, Earl is headed home, when the Sheriff pulls him over. The Sheriff tells Earl that Junior has missed his last public service and it could violate his parole. He also tells Earl that his father’s murderer, played by Emmy winner Thomas Haden Church, just got out of jail. On top of that, Junior and his best friend Tinker just robbed a Mob courier of drugs and money. Now, Earl has to get everyone out of trouble.