Not to be harsh, but I only knew this movie as the one starring a dwarf where I believe Patricia Clarkson was nominated for an Oscar. I wasn't too interested in seeing it at the time, but since I'm trying to see all those critically acclaimed movies of 2003 so I can finally finish my top 10 list and be honest about it, I rented this from Netflix.
It's a story about Fin (Peter Dinklage, i believe), a dwarf who used to work in a model train shop until his friend, the owner dies. Fin inherits from his friend an old train depot in New Jersey and he goes to live there by himself.
What follows is a slow moving, gradual picture of his life and how Fin builds a friendship with a very outgoing guy named Joe, and a woman named Olivia (Clarkson).