A Home At The End Of The World details
|Starring:||Sissy Spacek, Dallas Roberts, Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
A Home At The End Of The World
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Colin Farrell tops himself with an extraordinary performanceBy Thander Easton from London, England , 28 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Colin Farrell as a boy - Bobby (played as an adult by Farrell) loses his parents and brother, ending up adopted by the family of his best friend Jonathan. His friend Jonathan has feelings for him and it goes beyond friendship and Bobby is open to it. Impressive, delicate and powerful game of emotions. Again Colin Farrell gives us an extraordinary and dramatic performance.
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Love triangle from the gay angleBy vh (35 reviews) from London , 09 Jul 2009A very interesting story starting from childhood and the bound of two boys that become mates and then something else... their lives got stuck together as if it was fate's call... all gets more interesting when a woman gets in the middle of them unaware of their previous strong bound...
The conflict rises between the three moreover when a fourth one comes into play...
This is not a heavily gay story, although that idea is always transparent in the background. It mainly portraits sexuality issues when confronting their confused desires with the standard sexual pattern of the society (who will win?); and the innocence of a greathearted boy (Colin) that grows up in the country side knowing less than nothing about the city or about himself, facing all that knowledge full on...
A must see film if you like a bit of drama and are open minded for other types of relationships than the conventional.
A home at the end of the worldBy a customer from Rugby , 07 Jul 2009When I started watching this, I wondered what on earth I'd been sent!
I wasn't sure I'd like it, but actually as it rolled on, I began to enjoy it.....
Full of human feeling, tragedy, and quirkiness, it reminded me of why I believe its weird that we feel the need to live in such a straight jacketted moralistic society and perhaps how it might be all the nicer if we were freer with our feelings and connections with others....understand? Watch it and you might get me drift -- its worth a punt, I think....
Easy watchingBy Sailfish (5 reviews) from Wakefield , 28 May 2009This film was well cast and easy to watch. Its not up there with the 'big ones' but one to add to the list.
No place like homeBy a customer from Belfast , 28 May 2009I must have been looking the other way when this film was originally released or perhaps it just didn't get the release I believe it deserved. Whatever, the main thing is that this was a thoroughly enjoyable film that handled many different themes with aplomb.
As previously stated by other reviewers it is a shame that there wasn't more time to learn more about the characters when they were younger as both young men put in good performances. I think there could have been a film in their relationship with each other and the way they interract with the mother played wonderfully by Sissy Spacek.
Colin Farrell is a revelation in this film and it seems clear to me that with the right direction he can turn in powerful performances, he played his part well; low key, quietly and it is almost a surprise to discover how he is the lynch pin that pulls everyone towards him and keeps them there.
People were disapointed by the ending but I would say it was perfect - I'm off to read the book now!
film with a heart!By Tussie (48 reviews) from Bromley , 25 May 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]Having only seen Colin Farrell in Phone Booth and no other action type films, I'd heard about him and didn't expect him to pull this off so well! (though I did like him in Phone Booth!) I think at times he overplayed the Puppy Dog, but you kind of forgave him as he was cute! Now the shallow is over - to the actual film. Loved the part of Bobby - a sweet and loving character you wanted to cuddle. Johnathan I felt sorry for and wished he'd had a better ending.
This was a sweet little tale though, all 3 main characters were likable and although I felt for Johnathan, you could see why Clare and Bobby would get together. The threes relationship was interesting but not sure if could really work with Johnathan being in love with Bobby.
The ending to me was sad and would've liked a more happier one with Bobby and John but all in all a good little film with a heart.