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Big Eden Reviews

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September 21, 2017
Gets better towards the middle.
June 25, 2017
Beautiful movie and I end up crying by the end.
½ April 1, 2017
A good story idea, badly told. The scenery was beautiful. The acting was ok for a local theater, but not Hollywood caliber. It has a feel good ending, so there's also that. Meh...
December 10, 2016
Fine piece of whimsy. Wait for the last scene!
½ November 30, 2016
A beautiful and very sweet movie. Corny and awkward at parts, but it's your traditional man/woman romance story but with gay men instead. The fact that they're gay never sparks any hate from any characters in the film, which is so refreshing. The main characters are all middle aged men, and it's so incredible to watch an LGBT movie that isn't centered around young white gay boys who are closeted and have to experience constant homophobia from their small town. It's almost a complete reversal of that kind of movie, where a gay man goes back to his home town and finds it's what he wanted and needed all along. It's an idyllic fantasy of a town that doesn't exist, but should. An instant favorite and I highly recommend.
January 17, 2016
Big Eden is a beautiful movie. The music and the scenery complement the story with incredible precision. The imagery of the mountain and lake settings are breathtaking. The plot is a bit difficult to follow at times, but that adds to the mystique of the movie.
½ November 29, 2015
Seriously bad. I don't know what the prerequisites to be in this movie were, but "can't act" might have been one of them perhaps? Strange, weird and sloooowwww ... the acting is so bizarrely unnatural and stiff. And the chemistry between the MCs is so ambiguous and confusing I never quite knew what was going on and things just seemed to happen out of the blue without warning. The humorous interludes fell so flat it was kinda embarrassing actually. The angst interjected into this story was artificial and cringworthy. The folksy portrayal of people and places was somewhat strained, cliched and almost annoying. Oh god ... stay away from this one ...
½ December 15, 2014
Only a few of the scenes made me enjoy this story,which had a really flat and cliche plotThe main disappointment was for me the central strolyine and it felt for me wrong in so many levels.
June 26, 2014
I love this movie! A little gem I came across, that I enjoyed so much, that I bought the DVD. It's a typical love story in which one person is in love with another, but that person loves someone else. At least until he realizes that love is another direction.
What's unusual about this film is that all the principles are male and yet the fact that they are gay comes as an afterthought, and not a political statement.
It's not that I dislike "gay" films with a political bent, but it was refreshing to see a simple love story.
Arye Gross and Eric Schweig are wonderful. Schweig as the quiet, soft spoken "Pike" who has been secretly holding a torch for Gross's character since high school. And Gross as the still somewhat closeted artist grandson, who has returned home to Montana to care for his ailing grandfather.
There is no gratuitous sex for those terrified of seeing two males together in a lustful embrace. But there is a lot of gentle humor, unspoken love, empathy and an incredible lack of prejudice amongst the townsfolk. Probably the only sign of wishful thinking by the writers.
Otherwise it's just pure fun and enjoyable, no matter how many times I watch it.
Super Reviewer
½ June 8, 2013
Beautifully acted and directed LGBT movie with an uplifting script. Highly recommended.
May 28, 2013
Big Eden is charming and good-hearted, but it is also incredibly unrealistic and cliched.
½ February 1, 2013
Very interesting..& set in one of my favorite places, Montana.
December 26, 2012
It's really nothing special.
July 29, 2012
Charming in it's own way, basically a fantasy because of the idealistic and naive nature of the film (in a way that would severely piss off a lot of people). There are some glaring plotholes, but it would probably be churlish to pick them apart in a film as sweet-natured as Big Eden.
February 9, 2012
i really liked this story of a man trying 2 find his place & his tribe
½ December 31, 2011
perfectly formed characters and relationships(though often fundamentally unbelievable)
November 28, 2011
A thoroughly cute and warm and loving film of love. It showed the slow and relaxed small town life so truly and exactly that it made me want to go and live there right away.
October 14, 2011
Aunque la trama central es dulce y conmovedora, el entorno no deja de ser muy irreal, un pueblo pequeño de Montana donde toda la gente es gay-friendly y que apoyan a dos hombres para que su romance prospere me parece casi una historia de fantasía, con muy buenas intenciones, pero desafortunadamente muy falsa. Cabe mencionar las actuaciones muy buenas.
½ September 26, 2011
Sweet, romantic comedy that really has you rooting for Henry and Pike to get together. Beautiful scenery and sets (I'd love to live in a house like the grandfather's!) are a plus. The fact that all of the townsfolk are rallying around these two men give the movie a warm, fuzzy, almost fantasy-like quality. I just don't believe EVERYONE in such a remote area would be so tolerant. One gripe: Why, in movies, when they want to portray people as being "country" and "hick" do they give the characters Southern accents, no matter what part of the country they're from? I'm pretty sure people who were born and raised in Northern Montana don't talk that way. lol
September 19, 2011
Bonita historia en un mundo ideal pero poco realista especialmente en los pueblos pequeños. Tiene un tono serie B con buenas actuaciones y buenas intenciones.
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