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Eden (2008)



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Breda and Billy Farrell are a seemingly happy, normal couple approaching their 10th anniversary. In private, however, their marriage shows signs of strain. As Billy begins to obsess over a younger woman, Breda desperately searches for a way to preserve their bond.
Animation , Drama
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Aidan Kelly
as Billy Farrell
Eileen Walsh
as Breda Farrell
Karl Shiels
as Breffni Grehan
Lesley Conroy
as Eilish Moore
Sarah Greene
as Imelda Egan
Enda Oates
as Tony Tyrell
Brendan Kelleher
as James Farrell
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Critic Reviews for Eden

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work.

Full Review… | December 11, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

As drama, it's a chore.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film.

Full Review… | November 20, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted -- but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters.

Full Review… | November 14, 2008
New York Post
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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.

Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams

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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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