Fairhaven (2013)



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A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth - Fairhaven - a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his mid thirties, and with the promise of younger days seemingly washed ashore, Jon's vague feelings of dissatisfaction are crystallized by a television interview with his football hero Tom Brady, who proclaims that, even after three super bowl wins, "There's got to be something more than this." (c) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Chris S
In Theaters:
Independent Pictures - Official Site


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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

Personal tenderness combines with a good sense of composition and a naturalistic storytelling style to give a small, familiar premise a nice lilt.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
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The cliché-infested script ... is long on booze-filled confessions.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
New York Post
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While there's something undeniably fascinating about the way "Fairhaven" repeatedly avoids predictable payoffs for portentous dramatic setups, narrative momentum is conspicuous by its absence.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
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[A] beautifully acted, directed and edited little slice of New England life ...

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Times
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O'Brien and his castmates seem to play loose with his script a bit more than they should in an effort to give the material a lived-in feeling.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Boston Globe
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It has a nuance and a rumpled comfort with itself, which turns "Fairhaven" into an inviting place to visit.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Daily News
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