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Far from Heaven
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Far from Heaven 2002

From Amazon: This uniquely beautiful film--from one of the smartest and most idiosyncratic of contemporary directors, Todd Haynes (Safe, Velvet Goldmine)--takes the lush 1950s visual style of so-called women's pictures (particularly those of Douglas Sirk, director of Imitation of Life and Magnificent Obsession) to tell a story that mixes both sexual and racial prejudice. Julianne Moore, an amazing fusion of vulnerability and will power, plays a housewife whose husband (Dennis Quaid) has a secret gay life. When she finds solace in the company of a black gardener (Dennis Haysbert), rumors and peer pressure destroy any...

Directed By:
No image existsTodd Haynes
Julianne MooreJulianne Moore
Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid
No image existsDennis Haysbert
Patricia ClarksonPatricia Clarkson
Viola DavisViola Davis
No image existsJames Rebhorn

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Far from Heaven Movie Review by Movie Addict (12/23/2013)

"Some of my best friends are..." You fill in the blank It is sometimes heard from those whose espouse liberal philosophy, but have no real experience in dealing with those that are different.

You could be liberal in the 50s, but it often was liberal in name only. Seldom were you faced with the reality of...

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Far from Heaven Movie Review by Roland (2/17/2011)

I found "Far From Heaven" to be a uniquely beautiful film in many ways. This so-called woman's picture is presented in an exceptionally lush and hypnotic visual style that engulfs the viewer as if they were right back there in the 1950s.

Far From Heaven is a vivid, technicolor Soap Opera that boldly tackles such issues...

(complete Far from Heaven review by Roland)

Far from Heaven Movie Review by Derringer (8/19/2009)

Picking Up The Pieces Of A Broken Dream.

From a purely visual perspective - FAR FROM HEAVEN is a truly mesmerizing 'retro-film' experience. With excellent camerawork, lighting, and meticulous attention to detail, this super-lush movie production is a dazzling re-creation of a 1950's Soap Opera 'Dreamworld' set in the...

(complete Far from Heaven review by Derringer)

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