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Big Eden

A movie directed by Thomas Bezucha

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What a nice surprise..

  • Aug 22, 2002
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I bought this movie on the recommendation of a friend and I'm really pleased that I bought it.

First of all, the plot is really unlike any other gay movie I've seen. It's not set in the city (NY, LA, SF etc) and has zero muscleboys in the cast, but it's one of the best-cast and acted movies in a long time.

A great date movie, for sure, but also an interesting view into what life could and will be like one day in the not-so-distant future when being gay is just another part of the cultural makeup of society.

The DVD has a lot of nice bonus material including information on the production, the beautiful location used for the film's setting, the actors and the evolution of the film from idea to celluloid.

I really can't recommend this movie enough - it's not earth-shattering by any stretch of the imagination, but it has rich, well-developed characters, a beautiful setting, and a lot of heart and soul.

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review by . January 14, 2007
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"BIG EDEN"    Simply Wonderful    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    Big Eden is a small fictional town somewhere in northwestern Montana in the heart of cowboy and lumber country. Henry Hart, an artist in New York who is successful reruns to Big Eden where he grew up. Once he is back, he must come to terms with his former relationship with Dean Stewart, who was his best friend in high school and the object of his love (although never fulfilled). …
review by . January 20, 2003
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Pros: good show     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: ..        This was just a flat out treat. Henry Hart is an artist living in New York about to have his first one man show. The day before he gets a call from back home in Big Eden, Montana, Grandpa Sam has fallen off a roof and needs him at his side. An orphan, Henry had been raised by Grandpa and Grandma, who had already passed. Naturally he doesn’t hesitate to return to …
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This "big country" romance involves an emotionally stilted Manhattan artist named Henry (Ayre Gross) who returns to his Montana hometown of Big Eden when his grandfather takes ill. Drama instantly arises as Henry learns the boyhood best friend (Tim DeKay) on whom he's fostered a twenty-year-long unrequited crush, has also returned to Big Eden and is anxious to resume their friendship. Henry also comes into contact with Dexter (Eric Schweig), the Native American proprietor of a local general store. Quiet and withdrawn, Dexter finds himself attracted to Henry but expresses his interest solely through a progressively more elaborate series of home-cooked meals. It is interesting that though they are surrounded with love and support by the liberal locals, these gay men are still blocked from romantic fulfillment by their own doubts and fears. The supporting cast includes residents of Montana's Glacier Park region where the film was shot, and Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NES...
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Director: Thomas Bezucha
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Thomas Bezucha
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2002
Runtime: 1hr 59min
Studio: Wolfe Video
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