Far From Heaven details
|Starring:||Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Haysbert, James Rebhorn, Viola Davis, Dennis Quaid, Julianne Moore|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
Far From Heaven
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Sep 2003|
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Quite close to heaven actually!By Rob from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England , 18 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Classy, wonderfully shot film, I really enjoyed it and it made me think. The themes of the trapped woman, suppressed sexuality and inter racial relationships were certainly around in the 50's just beneath the surface. What it made me think was that it could also be a comment on the here and now because despite the rhetoric of politicians I think many people still hold these views and in 2004 that is a very bad thing. So watch it and then think about how many people you know who are just as bigoted today.
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1950s NostalgiaBy a customer from Richmond , 01 Nov 2008wonderful colourful sets,costumes etc--but really makes you realise how different the world is since the 1950s in attitudes etc-women who chatted and lunched and did not work-how boring it must have been for them.
Race features and is very thought provoking-a good film and it holds your attention
ZzzzBy greentomatofan (24 reviews) from Dorset, England , 05 Sep 2008The subtleties of Genre were wasted on me...I fell asleep, the first time i played it.
However, when i did stay awake, i was disappointed..
I felt this was a heavy-handed labouring of the theme. Prejudice has been more effectively handled in films actually made in the 20th century To Kill A Mocking Bird, .. Call Me Mr Tibbs and the tragedy of suppressed trapped women in countless other classics.
DisappointingBy a customer from Thames Ditton , 15 Aug 2008Not sure what all the fuss was about - v dated dialogue, and rather dull storyline. Scenery was lovely though .....
Far From HeavenBy PaulBrighton (1 review) from Brighton , 04 Aug 2008What a missed opportunity! What should have been a great film delaing with two interesting issues; racism and homophobia in 1950's USA, was spoiled by Moore's wooden performance which felt like a sterotype of US women of that time. Quaid's reasonable performance could not redeem this turkey which, at times, reminded me of Acorn Antiques and French & Saunders. The difference being that I found myself laughing out loud at parts which were not meant to be funny. Only the title does what it says on the tin. Oh dear!
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Being a fan of the Douglas Sirk melodramas of the 1950's, I expected to at least enjoy the flavour, the set design , the style of the movie. I didn't expect to be moved my it. Surely it would seem naive and wooden in this age of gritty realism and method acting? But the story of a woman's struggle with her failing marriage and her feelings for someone new, was told completely without irony. The crisp dialogue and studied artifice of the characters only made the yearning below the surface even more poignant. It is difficult sometimes to appreciate how difficult it was to move outside of the rigid social expectations of nearly 50 years ago - but this movie seemed to make the point very clearly. Fabulous score, marvellous direction, spot on performances and the costumes were to die for!