The Hottest State

Role: Samantha
Release Date: August 24, 2007 (limited)
Director: Ethan Hawke
Writers: Ethan Hawke
MPAA Rating: R
Tagline: What happens when your first love is love itself?
Genre: Drama

Mark Webber….William Harding
Catalina Sandino Moreno….Sarah
Ethan Hawke….Vince
Laura Linney….Jesse

William is a good-looking young actor. He may be vain and cocky, but his doubt manifests itself in endearing self-criticism. Sarah is a beautiful singer-songwriter. Coincidence and a divinely wintry day bring them together and they begin a fevered, fitful romance. A few short weeks into their relationship, swept up in the giddy currents of their youthful love, they almost marry. But when Sarah changes her mind, William’s world crumbles. They fight, they break up, he is devastated. After numerous desperate bids to win her back, William flees to his Texas homeland in search of answers about relationships and his own past.

Michelle’s character:
Michelle plays Samantha, William’s ex-girlfriend.

Quotes from the Movie:

Samantha: “What a fucking bitch. She didn’t seem like your type anyway.”
William: “You think anybody who isn’t like you isn’t my type.”
Samantha: “That’s not true. She just seemed a little crunchy.”

Quotes from Michelle:



– Based on the 1997 novel The Hottest State by Ethan Hawke.

– Filming began in January 2006 in New York.

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