Eden

1998

Eden (1998)

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Set in the mid 1960s, this drama follows the difficult relationship between a woman afflicted with multiple sclerosis, her husband -- a prep school teacher -- and one of his students. The story begins as Helen dreams of flying and reaching for something she cannot quite see. She is married to Bill, a loving but rather stern fellow. When not coping with her illness and trying to raise their two children, Helen tutors a student, the idealistic Dave, who though intelligent, does not work hard in school. Dave is secretly infatuated with Helen and dislikes her husband both as a teacher and romantic rival. Meanwhile, Helen continues to feel herself leaving her body at night. This feeling persists until she falls into a coma. Meanwhile Bill and Dave clash over her, not realizing that while her body is inert, her mind and spirit are very much aware of their struggle.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

You may find soaring a bit tricky, however, with the millstone of the picture's clunky symbolism around your neck.

Oct 22, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The result is a disturbing movie with a final exam's worth of unanswered questions.

Oct 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's distinguished by Going's haunting performance, the perceptive dramatization of growing student rebellion in a specific year and writer-director Howard Goldberg's refreshing avoidance of cliches about the period.

Oct 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Dramatic delicacy and strong acting distinguish Eden, a tale of the emotional tensions between a disease-stricken woman, her teacher husband and an idealistic student.

May 6, 2008

[Eden] is really two movies in one, and they don't quite fit.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The New Age meets the Age of Aquarius in this odd tale about a frustrated housewife with multiple sclerosis who begins having out-of-body experiences.

Oct 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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