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PG-13| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.

Cast: Julianne Moore , Dennis Quaid , Dennis Haysbert , Patricia Clarkson , Viola Davis , James Rebhorn , Celia Weston ,

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Far From Heaven (2002)

Release Date: November 8th, 2002|1 hr. 47 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • If it's ultimately a failure -- and I think it is -- it's still worth seeing, because it's the most ambitious and magnificent failure in recent memory. That, in a sense, qualifies it as a certain kind of "good movie." show more

  • Glossy or not, the movie is unflinchingly tough-minded, down to its Hollywood-weepy ending, which, if you think about it, may be the year's gloomiest. show more

  • Yet dramatic energy is in short supply. The actors move about this elaborate movie museum in a modified dream state, as if living in the present while rooted in the past. But the strategy doesn't work. It's an imitation of lifelessness. show more

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  • April 10, 2011 EASTENDSTEVE
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    carefully made,mellowdramatic mock mush. kubrik did this boldly, before it was cool.. Tom Ford could have done it with less kitch.

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