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Big Eden Reviews

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 25, 2006
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
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
December 13, 2002
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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 17, 2002
Big Eden focuses on relationships and creates a feel good fable that you won't find in ordinary Montana life.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 17, 2002
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.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 16, 2001
Echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 2, 2001
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.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 2, 2001
Surely one of the most genuinely sweet-natured movies around.
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
Without any true motivation for this love to develop, it's hard to truly believe Bezucha's gay fairy tale.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 19, 2001
Personally, I found it irresistible -- not great, but definitely irresistible -- and I certainly enjoyed the company of these caring, enlightened people.
Kim Morgan
October 19, 2001
Much here is charming, if not exactly plausible.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 2001
Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 3, 2001
Nothing more than a small-town gay love triangle with no antagonist and very little conflict.
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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
September 30, 2001
...a funny coming-of-age romantic romp set in the Montana timberwoods, a thousand miles from nowhere.... A sure fire audience pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 28, 2001
It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.
Claire Bickley
Jam! Movies
September 28, 2001
This may be a date movie with enough quiet charm to appeal to anybody, straight, gay or, like Dean, undecided.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 31, 2001
A story about characters who are so extremely closeted that their deepest feelings often remain a secret even to the audience.
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 23, 2001
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 13, 2001
A heart-affecting gay romantic drama that unabashedly celebrates community as the ideal milieu for bringing out the best in people.
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