Far from Heaven Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Far from Heaven the Movie

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Perfect '50s homemaker, mother, and wife Cathy (Moore) faces her husband Frank's (Quaid) emerging homosexual desires, which culminate in her witnessing him in an intimate kiss with another man at the office. When Cathy seeks comfort from her black gardener (Haysbert), scandal and hatred spread and wrenching truths are found. Melodramatic (in the Douglas Sirk tradition) tale of social/racial taboos and a woman's sacrifice is intriguing. Moore's performance is Oscar caliber (she got a nomination), Quaid's fearless, and Lachman's retro-chic visuals also exhibit stunning craftsmanship, while Bernstien's lush score sets the proper mood.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Romantic Triangles, Marriage, Gays, The Help: Male, African America, Period Piece: 1950s, Workin' for a Livin', Betrayal
Todd Haynes
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, James Rebhorn, Celia Weston, Viola Davis
Edward Lachman
Todd Haynes
Elmer Bernstein
Drew Kunin, James Lyons, Peter Rogness, Sandy Powell, Mark Friedberg
Christine Vachon, Jody Patton, Killer Films, Section Eight, Vulcan Productions, Focus Features


Ind. Spirit 2003: Actress (Moore), Cinematog., Director (Haynes), Film, Support. Actor (Quaid); L.A. Film Critics 2002: Actress (Moore), Cinematog., Score; Natl. Bd. of Review 2002: Actress (Moore); N.Y. Film Critics 2002: Cinematog., Director (Haynes), Film, Support. Actor (Quaid), Support. Actress (Clarkson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2002: Cinematog., Support. Actress (Clarkson).

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