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  • Summary: 45365 takes us on an unforgettable journey into the heartland of the USA. Through beautiful imagery and an open invitation into the participants' lives we have a rare opportunity to meet people we would never have a chance to in real life. From the man who calls 911 because his cable is out to an ex-con who is just trying to get by we walk away with a greater understanding of each other and can revel in a truly American experience. (Seventh Art Releasing) Expand
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  1. 100
    The first shot tells us 45365 is the zip code of the town." In this achingly beautiful film, that zip code belongs to Sidney, Ohio, a handsome town of about 20,000 residents.
  2. 100
    Directors Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV, brothers and native sons of Sidney, find poetry in images of the mundane.
  3. Remarkable patchwork of unremarkable lives.
  4. A graceful, affectionate yet clear-eyed portrait of daily Middle America small-town life in which no individuals are interviewed but instead are observed with detachment as they go about their lives.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Alternating between stunning fixed takes and quick you-are-there camera movements, Bill and Turner Ross's portrait of their tiny Ohio hmetown (the title is its zip code) weaves a hypnotic tapestry out of everyday banalities.
  6. 80
    The result is a poetic documentary of quiet American surfaces and intimately eavesdropped people.
  7. Imagine Norman Rockwell had he been more of a realist than a nostalgist.

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  1. May 3, 2012
    All I can say after watching this great great film is WOW !. The directors were such a genius that they were capable of using such normal everyday-life into something so special and that we could possibly see those connection that people share in a community. Sense of simpliness in this film is so uniquely beautiful that it's become one of my favorite documentary films of all time. A purely constructed film. Expand

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