Far From Heaven Synopsis
A woman's (Julianne Moore) husband (Dennis Quaid) displays homosexual tendencies.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The movie is, start to finish, candy-colored angst.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
There's an incongruous but ravishing beauty in Far From Heaven, and in its three excellent central performances, that counteracts the...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Easily the best American film so far this year, Far From Heaven is close to perfect.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a love letter from one auteur to another that doesn't feel like a term paper. Instead, Far From Heaven is an honest-to-God drama...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert are called on to play characters whose instincts are wholly different from their own. By...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bold and brilliant.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
May be the year's most derivative film, but it's also the most original.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If it's ultimately a failure -- and I think it is -- it's still worth seeing, because it's the most ambitious and magnificent failure in...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Glossy or not, the movie is unflinchingly tough-minded, down to its Hollywood-weepy ending, which, if you think about it, may be the year's...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Yet dramatic energy is in short supply. The actors move about this elaborate movie museum in a modified dream state, as if living in the...
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Far From Heaven

By 2001
This beautifully realized melodrama works on all levels. It is indeed a tribute to the glossy soapers of the 1950's (mainly those directed by Douglas Sirk), but it is also much more. The themes are as...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature Thematic Elements, Language, Brief Violence and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Sensitive, mature melodrama about sexuality in the 1950s.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF