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A Home at the End of the World back to product details

This flick rocks!
written by rachel January 14, 2007 - 4:37 PM PST
0 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This movie is the bomb!
Real human beings,
great story,
lovely musical score,
beautiful, sensitive, remarkable story.

Mamma mia! This is a very wonderful flick - rent it now.

Loved the story, not the acting.
written by Bramwolf June 5, 2006 - 5:30 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I really, really wanted to like this movie, a lot. Reading about it the story sounded quite interesting, and I'm still interested in reading the book. I just felt like the movie sort of...missed it in some places. The dialogue was a bit wonky, delivered oddly and unrealistically in some places, and that bothered me a great deal. I liked the story, but I just didn't feel the right emotional effect with the characters after the first part in the time line.

could have been more, but still worth watching
written by alexjb February 23, 2006 - 9:49 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
*sigh*. as usual, the AMG review is WRONG, both factually, and in reflecting the focus of the film.

the film chronicles a lifelong relationship between these two men, adding in Clare about halfway through. bobby is actually most likely bisexual, and their three-way relationship is at once more subtle and interesting than probably any other relationship like it on film except for henry and june. they don't move in with jonathan's parents - they buy a house in upstate NY. jonathan's parents' relationship is actually almost non-existent- it's all about jonathan and bobby and clare.

unfortunately, the film does seem a bit flat. colin and sissy spacek are delivering strong, subtle, slow performances. the others don't quite get down to that pace, which makes it seem like colin and sissy are the odd ones, and the viewer has trouble knowing which pace to get in synch with until the very end.

overall, it's about life taking people in unexpected directions; it's about some very subtle types of love; it's about wounds that never heal and how they drive people; it's about the free-love spirit of the 60s, and the way that some people actually embody it; it's about the family that you make as opposed to the one you're born into.

if you like it, go rent "You I Love" and "Henry and June".

Farrell's fine but the movie misses.
written by talltale November 12, 2004 - 3:22 PM PST
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
Colin Farrell shines in A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD. If you are looking for true versatility from an actor, simply watch this movie and then "Intermission" (or vice versa) to see what I mean. I wasn't so impressed with Farrell early on ("Tigerland," for instance), but this guy just keeps getting better and better. (Wonder what he'll bring to the new "Alexander"?) The rest of the cast is good, too, and the movie has many joyous, sad and moving moments. The screenplay/dialog, however, is just not up to snuff. Almost every event comes off as too simple, too easy for characters as complicated as these, and it flattens out much of the complexity that ought to be here. Relationships, deaths--life itself--should ring a bit more profoundly. Still, this is a pleasant (sometimes more) way to spend 97 minutes.


(Average 6.19)
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