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Big Eden Reviews

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Stephen Miller
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 13, 2001
Warm and fuzzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
July 13, 2001
Bezucha demonstrates a strange genius for dragging out the inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
July 13, 2001
Genuinely funny and moving, without a single cloying moment.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michele McCole Moss
Citysearch
July 13, 2001
This fairy tale wraps up the audience without missing the drama of small town politics.
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Scott Heller
Boston Globe
July 13, 2001
In its gentle, heartwarming, decidedly unrealistic way, it's a refreshing alternative to hipper-than-thou moviemaking.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
There's something vaguely irresponsible about the movie's na´vetÚ.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
June 21, 2001
In his first time out as a writer-director, Mr. Bezucha, formerly in charge of creative design for Polo/Ralph Lauren and Coach, drags his feet, pops corn and sometimes stumbles.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 18, 2001
However well-intentioned it might be, the script is pretty much a collection of cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
June 14, 2001
Yet, for all the film's slow spots, it's impossible not to be moved by Henry and Pike's blossoming romance, thanks especially to Gross and Schweig's charming lead performances.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
June 14, 2001
The dialogue crackles happily and the performances charm.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 8, 2001
It's a sweet movie.
Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 8, 2001
It's a love story in a land of enchantment, all the more affecting because everything looks like this place and this time.
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
June 8, 2001
As for "Big Eden," even with its several situation comedy set-ups and leaps of logic, you can't help but be moved by your visit here.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 8, 2001
When you lay it on too thick, the audience is distracted by implausibility rather than identifying with the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 7, 2001
A certifiable crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2001
Bezucha has drained the movie not only of bigotry but also of dramatic conflict.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
June 4, 2001
It's got solid performances by a strong cast.
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
June 1, 2001
An engaging and generous-spirited romantic comedy.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2001
A big, warm embrace of a picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rod Armstrong
Reel.com
June 1, 2001
A low-key charmer.
| Original Score: 3/4
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