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Big Eden Reviews

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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
January 17, 2002
The characterizations are nifty, but writer/director Thomas Bezucha's stodgy direction holds the story back; there's often a sense that the camera is missing the actors' best work.
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2001
Bezucha has drained the movie not only of bigotry but also of dramatic conflict.
October 18, 2001
Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
Lackluster at 24 frames per second, Writer/Director Thomas Bezucha's debut film, "Big Eden" is another love story about falling in love with the wrong guy, all the while not realizing the right guy is in love with you.
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June 1, 2001
Except for its gay characters, Big Eden doesn't deviate from tired romantic comedies about heroes who don't know what's good for them.
June 18, 2001
However well-intentioned it might be, the script is pretty much a collection of cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
July 10, 2001
There's something vaguely irresponsible about the movie's na´vetÚ.
July 13, 2001
Bezucha demonstrates a strange genius for dragging out the inevitable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 31, 2001
A story about characters who are so extremely closeted that their deepest feelings often remain a secret even to the audience.
September 28, 2001
It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.
October 3, 2001
Nothing more than a small-town gay love triangle with no antagonist and very little conflict.
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November 2, 2001
Without any true motivation for this love to develop, it's hard to truly believe Bezucha's gay fairy tale.
January 6, 2002
Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.
March 19, 2002
Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 19, 2001
Personally, I found it irresistible -- not great, but definitely irresistible -- and I certainly enjoyed the company of these caring, enlightened people.
July 13, 2001
A heart-affecting gay romantic drama that unabashedly celebrates community as the ideal milieu for bringing out the best in people.
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