Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven

DVD - 2003
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This middle-class family looks perfect from the outside, but behind closed doors she is having an affair with their Afr-American gardener, and he is struggling to deal with his homosexuality.
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : Alliance Atlantis, 2003
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in


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Jan 15, 2018

Picking Up The Pieces Of A Broken Dream.

From a purely visual perspective - Far From Heaven is a truly mesmerizing "retro-film" experience. With excellent camerawork, lighting, and meticulous attention to detail, this super-lush movie production is a dazzling re-creation of a 1950's soap opera "dreamworld" set in the upper middle-class suburbs of Hartford, Connecticut.

Far From Heaven is a finely-tuned weeper about forbidden desires, denial and racial boundaries. Its story peels back the layers from the "Stepford Wife" Syndrome of the 1950's that has lodged itself firmly into our collective consciousness. Far From Heaven dares to suggest that "soap opera" might actually be regarded as something socially relevant.

When seriously considering this film's storyline - Far Form Heaven really is 'far-from-heaven', alright - That's for sure - In fact, from the main character's point of view, it's all pretty well close to hell.

Dec 29, 2016

Most boring movie ever!

steelydeacon May 02, 2016

Beautifully filmed social pollution. Anti-family diatribe by a homosexual filmmaker. He wants you to believe that there is no such thing as a traditional family that is really as happy as they pretend to be. This is what the liberals in hollywood want to believe and will use all the fictional means at their disposal to "prove" to the public. The fact is that it is they who are living a lie. They need to make films like this to soothe their guilty consciences.

Oct 26, 2014

I wanted to like this one, but somehow just couldn't appreciate the characters as developed -

Oct 01, 2014

this movie is soooo boring

Serenity77777 Jun 30, 2013

I was really surprised how much this
movie really "opened" my heart and
broke my heart at the same time. Many life lessons. One never knows
what circumstances comes up in one's life that would change both our
lives and the lives of so many others.
I truly loved this film, and I especially
loved Julianne Moore's performance
in it. Bravo Julianne!!!!

Apr 09, 2013

Interesting drama with the reliable Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid in an interesting role(!), Dennis Haysbert (the President in '24'), and Patricia Clarkson (if she’s the one playing Julianne Moore's best friend, then she’s a character actress to look out for). Set in the 1950s, this is about an average middle class woman whose husband realizes that his homosexuality is not so easy to dismiss. It eventually breaks their marriage apart, though she first falls in love with, gasp, a black man. In 1950s US Eastern Seaboard suburbia, neither kind of love is accepted. The weak script comes near to being redeemed by fine acting, excellent cinematography and a very well-mounted, loving, faux-1950s melodrama and production. Several poignant scenes use fragmented conversations that are nearly inspired and full of realism; a nice stratagem I found effective all but once. The plot turns on several incidents of little subtlety, but it's recommendable especially for ambience: felicitous cinematography, solid direction, and good acting all around. Moore in particular makes interesting work of a role that might easily have been drab: as a decent, well-mannered wife of limited intellectual range who's struggling with unusual hardships. An intriguing though flawed film, and - best of all considering this came from Hollywood - refreshingly unusual. Recommended.

debnickrand Mar 08, 2013

This movie was very disturbing; didnt get through the first hour.

Saved1004 Oct 18, 2011

Shows the double standard of everyday people. A bit slow at first then picks up after the unexpected drama unfolds. Lots of lessons to be learned from this movie.

Jul 09, 2011

True to the title.
Actors deliver stellar performances. Lots to keep you thinking.


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