Far From Heaven


Set around 1957 in a small American town, we meet the ''typical'' American family of the time -- mom, pop and two kids. However, all is not as apple pie as it seems... mom discovers to her horror that pop is not entirely straight, while at the same time, she finds herself drawn to the family gardener, an educated black. Both of these scandals are set to disrupt the family and their community.


107 minutes.
No persons under 10 .
Drama, Romance, On the Art Circuit

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Credits

Cast
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis
Director
Todd Haynes
ScreenplayTodd Haynes
MusicElmer Bernstein
CinematographyEdward Lachman
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2002
Produced byClear Blue Sky Productions, John Wells Productions, Killer Films, Section Eight Ltd., TF1 International, USA Films, Vulcan Productions

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Star
Tanya Farber
18
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
20
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
8
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18

What the People say

Internet
2250 Netizens
16

Average .. 74%

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Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I felt this partially retread ground recently explored in Unfaithful, which is why my rating is not as high as some of the others. It is a well-made film, with Julianne Moore looking decidely frumpy as a 1950s housewife. Her performance is good, deserving its Oscar nomination. The film is ambitious in tackling three delicate issues at the same time... marital infidelity, homosexuality, and racism. It explores why society may look more favourably on breaking one of these social taboos but not another. As I said for Unfaithful, it may bore the teens, but they should see it nevertheless...






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