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  • Summary: Although it's been years since he was back, Henry Hart, a successful but lonely New York artist, returns to Big Eden, Montana, the town of his childhood, to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. This uniquely American fable about home and family hits upon the universal longing and hope we each have for finding a place where we are loved, and the unconditional desire to see those that we love find happiness. (Jour de Fête Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 80
    Dares to substitute wit and warmth for the standard gay indie tropes in tackling its tale of an unconventional couple.
  2. Has all the crowd-pleasing elements moviegoers respond to: appealing hero, absorbing story, a solid group of supporting players and a big fat happy ending.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    It's unlikely that the whole cowboy town would really applaud all the queer goings-on, but it's a lovely sentiment in a lovely movie.
  4. 67
    Entertaining, well-acted and hopeful about a world in which sexual orientation isn't a big deal, Big Eden is a pretty picture -- it just tends to be a little too perfect and cute for its own good.
  5. Director Bezucha's eyes are as starry as Montana's sky, but it's pretty hard to resist such a determinedly utopian vision of love.
  6. 50
    Until the plot becomes intolerably cornball, there's charm in the story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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