Big Eden 2001

Big Eden

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Though unrealistic, Big Eden has all the charm and sweetness of a fairy tale.

65%

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Henry Hart (Arye Gross) is a young gay artist living in New York City. When his grandfather has a stroke, Henry puts his career on hold and returns home to the small town of Big Eden, Montana, to care for him. While there, Henry hopes to strike up a romance with Dean Stewart (Tim DeKay), his high-school best friend for whom he still has feelings. But he's surprised when he finds that Pike (Eric Schweig), a quiet Native American who owns the local general store, may have a crush on him.

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Critic Reviews for Big Eden

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (18)

  • What's subversive about it is that it looks just like any other romantic comedy except that some men love other men. Imagine that: social justice, racial harmony, peaceable kingdoms, and a cup of cappuccino at the general store.

    January 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.

    March 19, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
  • Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.

    January 6, 2002
  • Echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure.

    November 16, 2001 | Rating: 4/5
  • Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.

    October 18, 2001 | Rating: 2/4
  • It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.

    September 28, 2001 | Full Review…

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  • May 15, 2013
    Beautifully acted and directed LGBT movie with an uplifting script. Highly recommended.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 23, 2009
    I kinda love this movie. I liked that just because it envolves a gay man, the whole movie didn't have to dumb itself down or overwhelm itself with having to be a gay movie. His grandfather has a heart attack and so he goes back home. It's not stereotypical and I genuinely enjoyed that as a movie. They also avoided stereotypes about small towns which you almost never see! A nice, well-made movie.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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