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
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.
Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.
| Original Score: 2/4
Big Eden focuses on relationships and creates a feel good fable that you won't find in ordinary Montana life.
| Original Score: B-
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.
Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.
Echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure.
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.
Surely one of the most genuinely sweet-natured movies around.
Without any true motivation for this love to develop, it's hard to truly believe Bezucha's gay fairy tale.
Personally, I found it irresistible -- not great, but definitely irresistible -- and I certainly enjoyed the company of these caring, enlightened people.
Much here is charming, if not exactly plausible.
Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nothing more than a small-town gay love triangle with no antagonist and very little conflict.
...a funny coming-of-age romantic romp set in the Montana timberwoods, a thousand miles from nowhere.... A sure fire audience pleaser.
| Original Score: 3/4
It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.
This may be a date movie with enough quiet charm to appeal to anybody, straight, gay or, like Dean, undecided.
A story about characters who are so extremely closeted that their deepest feelings often remain a secret even to the audience.
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.
A heart-affecting gay romantic drama that unabashedly celebrates community as the ideal milieu for bringing out the best in people.