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Fairhaven (2013)



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A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth - Fairhaven - a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his mid thirties, and with the promise of younger days seemingly washed ashore, Jon's vague feelings of dissatisfaction are crystallized by a television interview with his football hero Tom Brady, who proclaims that, even after three super bowl wins, "There's got to be something more than this." (c) Official Site

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Donna O'Brien
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Personal tenderness combines with a good sense of composition and a naturalistic storytelling style to give a small, familiar premise a nice lilt.

January 16, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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The cliché-infested script ... is long on booze-filled confessions.

January 11, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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While there's something undeniably fascinating about the way "Fairhaven" repeatedly avoids predictable payoffs for portentous dramatic setups, narrative momentum is conspicuous by its absence.

January 10, 2013 | Full Review…
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[A] beautifully acted, directed and edited little slice of New England life ...

January 10, 2013 | Rating: 4/5
New York Times
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O'Brien and his castmates seem to play loose with his script a bit more than they should in an effort to give the material a lived-in feeling.

January 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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It has a nuance and a rumpled comfort with itself, which turns "Fairhaven" into an inviting place to visit.

January 10, 2013 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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