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Big Eden (2000)

Cast: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Louise Fletcher, more...
Director: Thomas Bezucha
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Studio: Wolfe Video
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Languages: English
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Arye Gross plays an up-and-coming artist who foregoes the convenience of big-city life for the charms of Montana in this drama, writer-director Thomas Bezucha's debut feature. On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, Henry (Gross) hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Upon returning to his idyllic birthplace, however, Henry realizes that the old man isn't the only thing he has to tend to: There's the semi-closeted issue of his sexuality, which he longs to reveal to his clan -- as well as to his old high-school crush, Dean (Tim DeKay). Amidst all the angst, Henry fails to notice the advances of the sensitive Pike (Eric Schweig), an espresso-brewing outdoorsman who owns the town's general store and cooks meals for the stroke-addled grandpa Sam (George Coe). ~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide

Please note that this disc contains the movie. If you'd like to see the bonus disc, please rent Big Eden: Bonus Disc.

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GreenCine Member Ratings

Big Eden (2000)
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6.50 (212 votes)
Big Eden (Bonus Disc) (2000)
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6.24 (46 votes)

GreenCine Member Reviews

"You Don't Have To Be Gay To Cry While Watching A Gay Movie" by stypee April 30, 2004 - 12:09 AM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Words cannot express what a wonderful, expressive and special film this is. Created on a less-than-shoe-string budget "The Big Eden" tugs at the heart strings and instead of creating "mush" it creates a "spectacle" of pure and real emotion for it's audience.

It's one of those little "hidden gems" that you discover floating around and it grabs your attention and doesn't let you go like bubble-gum stuck in your little sister's hair.

"The Big Eden" is a rarity in the fact that it plays with your emotions but it doesn't do it to the point of ad-nausea. It also shows homosexuals in a positive light, there's no "Will&Grace" here. What lies beneath the beautiful direction and clever little script is a magical, quiet little town that doesn't judge you for being who or WHAT you are. It's your typical small little town where everyone knows each other but they'll let you discover yourself on your own and not through the usual small town movie made gossip.

Don't expect graphic nudity or even unnecessary language and bigoted references. Experience "Big Eden" for what it is, a small, little movie, with a real "Big Heart".

I worn both homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, lesbians and straight people.. tissues are REQUIRED. This flick touches on every emotion and it's even safe to watch with the kids.




A Really Good Gay Movie by bkb65 August 5, 2003 - 11:05 AM PDT
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
If you are looking to see a gay themed, country-style love story, then I would recommend this movie. If you're gay, you may cry at the end of the movie. Or, if you just like watching gay movies, you may be handing your wife a Kleenex. Definitely worth renting, maybe even buying.

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