• Big Eden
    3 minutes 44 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Big Eden Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um belo elenco em uma fantasia açucaradamente otimista que, criada pelo diretor-roteirista Bezucha, é um sonho de respeito de tolerância. E, por isso mesmo, agradável de assistir.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 25, 2006
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

Lackluster at 24 frames per second, Writer/Director Thomas Bezucha's debut film, "Big Eden" is another love story about falling in love with the wrong guy, all the while not realizing the right guy is in love with you.

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December 13, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 19, 2002
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Big Eden focuses on relationships and creates a feel good fable that you won't find in ordinary Montana life.

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 17, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The characterizations are nifty, but writer/director Thomas Bezucha's stodgy direction holds the story back; there's often a sense that the camera is missing the actors' best work.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 17, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.

January 6, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2001
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In an age when self-acceptance and taking a hold of one's destiny is more relevant than ever, Big Eden may be the right inspirational movie for our evolving times.

November 2, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Surely one of the most genuinely sweet-natured movies around.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

November 2, 2001
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly

Without any true motivation for this love to develop, it's hard to truly believe Bezucha's gay fairy tale.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

November 2, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Personally, I found it irresistible -- not great, but definitely irresistible -- and I certainly enjoyed the company of these caring, enlightened people.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

October 19, 2001
Kim Morgan

Much here is charming, if not exactly plausible.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

October 19, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 18, 2001
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Nothing more than a small-town gay love triangle with no antagonist and very little conflict.

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October 3, 2001
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

...a funny coming-of-age romantic romp set in the Montana timberwoods, a thousand miles from nowhere.... A sure fire audience pleaser.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2001
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

September 28, 2001
Claire Bickley
Jam! Movies

This may be a date movie with enough quiet charm to appeal to anybody, straight, gay or, like Dean, undecided.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

September 28, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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A story about characters who are so extremely closeted that their deepest feelings often remain a secret even to the audience.

August 31, 2001
David Noh
Film Journal International

Big Eden has a simple enough plot, but first-time writer-director Thomas Bezucha has endowed it with the twinkly winsomeness of a fairy tale.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 23, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A heart-affecting gay romantic drama that unabashedly celebrates community as the ideal milieu for bringing out the best in people.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 13, 2001
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