• A Home at the End of the World (2004)

A Home at the End of the World

Release Date: July 23rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 2004

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Bobby (Colin Farrell), a rough teenager, lives in Cleveland in a family burdened by tragedy. After he meets Jonathan (Dallas Roberts), a gay teen repressed by his mother (Sissy Spacek), the two boys become best friends. When Bobby later reunites with Jonathan in New York as a young man, Bobby finds him living with a laid-back woman named Clare (Robin Wright Penn), and the three friends plan to form their own family -- until Bobby and Clare's budding romance gets in the way.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Matt Frewer, Erik Smith, Harris Allan, Andrew Chalmers

Director: Michael Mayers

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Plymouth Projects

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Mother , New York City , 2000s , Growing up , Friendship , Best friend , Emotional , Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cunningham's 1990 novel makes an assured, if not entirely satisfying, transition to the big screen in this terrifically acted exploration of the bonds that transcend traditional notions of family. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    At its best, A Home at the End of the World has great emotional strength. But it's not the towering achievement it might have been if Cunningham had stayed truer to his original inspiration. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The beautiful Wright Penn has a harder time anchoring the free-spirited Clare in territory that feels honest and true - there's a stagey quality to the actress' performance that goes beyond the stagey quality of her character. show more

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