Far From Heaven
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Julianne Moore (Hannibal, Boogie Nights) and Dennis Quaid (The Rookie, Frequency) star in this seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart. Cathy Whitaker (Moore) has it all - a lovely home, two wonderful children and a handsome husband (Quaid), who is successfully climbing the corporate ladder. But Cathy's idyllic existence is just an illusion, and she is eventually forced to choose between living a lie or following her heart. Academy Award® nominee Moore "is a vision," declared Rex Reed, and he called Quaid's performance "the best of his career," in this stunning drama hailed by the New York Post as "one of the year's best."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 192
- Fresh: 171
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An accomplished marriage of elaborate style and content.
Fresh: Achieves the same sentimentality as the Sirk films, and in much the same way.
Fresh: If it's ultimately a failure -- and I think it is -- it's still worth seeing, because it's the most ambitious and magnificent failure in recent memory.
Fresh: Well worth seeing for its visual approximation of the Douglas Sirk-Ross Hunter 'women's pictures' of the 50's.
Good movie, but not for everyone.
I tend to like movies like this... it was pretty slow with not a huge plot (and kind of depressing in a way....) but it kept you watching and wondering and interested. I thought the acting in this was magnificent. I think there was a deep meaning to the film and I really enjoyed it.
- Far from Heaven (Original Cast Recording)
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