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  • Summary: This chronicle of two childhood friends looks at what we mean by love, commitment and loyalty. Perhaps most importantly, it re-examines the idea of family, and in doing so shows us its very essence and the ways in which that essence can be redefined. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. 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.
  2. 75
    Bobby marks a turning point for Colin Farrell, whose vulgarities and inelegance tend to get the better of his range.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The movie is really a lovely ensemble piece. Beautifully conceived and written by Michael Cunningham (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours), the film has a distinctly novelistic and literate style.
  4. 60
    At the movie's end, nuance is all we have left; beyond the admirable efforts of some of the actors, the picture leaves behind nothing so human as a fingerprint.
  5. 50
    The result: some intriguing moments, even more intriguing performances, and a film that doesn't quite work.
  6. The picture is also the story of one character in particular, Bobby, and when it comes to Bobby, A Home at the End of the World is sappy and bogus.
  7. 38
    Well-meaning yawn-fest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mark
    Feb 16, 2007
    10
    A very touching and moving film. Colin Farrell did an outstanding job; his character, though not unflawed, saw the best in people. There was A very touching and moving film. Colin Farrell did an outstanding job; his character, though not unflawed, saw the best in people. There was an innocence about him. My favorite seen is when Colin's character, Bobby, consoles Jonathan, played by Dallas Roberts, about his "bruise" (scene 21 on disc). Very believable; they have a great connection which started at a young age that some others could only wish they have. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    Interesting movie, at most. It makes you wonder how good the book the film is based on actually is (I am about to find out, as soon as I can).Interesting movie, at most. It makes you wonder how good the book the film is based on actually is (I am about to find out, as soon as I can). Colin Farrell's pure, innocent, and open role is beautiful: this is the way the world and the people in it should be! Prejudiction cast aside, for our hearts know better than cold reasoning, at times. Expand

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