Critic Reviews for Eden
Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work.
To say it is bleak is an understatement. But it will make a lot of people reassess their marriages and decide that, in comparison, they're not so bad after all.
Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.
This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film.
Audience Reviews for Eden
A glacially paced domestic drama about two married people (Aidan Kelly and Eileen Walsh) who's marriage appears to be on edge as their tenth wedding anniversary approaches. She hopes things will get better while he has reverted to a boozing and fantasizing man of his earlier glory days. The acting is good ... but the story is stark. The only actor I had seen before is Padraic Delaney (Showtime's The Tudors, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) who plays a supporting part as a family acquantaince seeing that the marriage is in trouble. She suffers internally and he suffers internally and then she suffers internally and then he suffers internally and so on. He drinks a lot, she tries to feel better about herself ... There is nothing wrong with this movie, but it isn't one I would recommend to anybody either. There is no real reason on earth to see this one. Ouch. That makes it sound worse than it is ... which isn't fair: watching it is simply an arduous task.
Perhaps better suited to theater than film, Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.
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