Big Eden Reviews
There seemed to be a lot of stories going on here. The sick grandfather, the gay son and his former so-called straight childhood boyfriend, not to mention the quiet indian fellow with a passion for cooking, and a secret crush on one of the main actors. I even found the annoying old lady, who couldn't cook somewhat entertaining.
There were plenty of people who had good roles in this film, and the acting was really good. But, I never got why the indian fellow was so secretive. And, I was kind of sad that the lead role did not get to hook up with his love interest.
If it were me, I would have went after him in a heartbeat, especially since he obviously wanted the same thing, and he was a nice looking man too! I also didn't get the whole sudden interest in someone else. What was that all about?
At any rate, it was a very touching movie. I'm glad that I finally talked my partner into watching it. He liked it too.
The story about a New Yorker going back to the small town he was raised in- Big Eden, Montana. He meets all his childhood friends and family and tries to stay in the closet from them since it's a small town. Strangely just about everyone's gaydar goes off pretty well and they still care about him either way. Then there's his high school best friend which he has his eyes on. Sadly he's married but nonetheless he likes him two. Awkward moments after awkward moments when they admit to eachother thier love, another man comes into play with a hidden interest for the main character: the native-american store clerk at the local hangout place for most of the men to chill out.Wishing he knew the man in high school he begins to hang out with him more, growing a friendly relationship till the native's crush grows bigger. Now he must choose between the two.
Overall it's almost something Hallmark would make. It's such a feelgood film it might as well be a card. But it is still a great movie about acceptance and works well for it's more-emotional scenes. The acting is pulled off abley and the music is decent for folk/country music, likable.
Enjoyable, likeable, watchable.
My only complaint: The big screen kiss. Even for straight couples it goes on a bit long. I remember sitting there thinking
WATCH THIS MOVIE.
And big bravo for Eric's Schweig and other cast acting.Its so natural,funny and pure.
Wish Eric more BIG EDEN opportunities and his fans to watch.