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Plot
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different...

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 6.6/10 (8,395 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Michael Mayer

Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright

Storyline
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in the 60s, to New York City in the 80s, where they meet an older woman, the film charts a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they've created and hold their friendship together?

Writers: Michael Cunningham, Michael Cunningham

Cast:
Andrew Chalmers - Bobby Morrow (1967)
Ryan Donowho - Carlton Morrow
Asia Vieira - Emily
Quancetia Hamilton - Dancing Party Guest
Jeff J.J. Authors - Frank (as Jeffrey Authors)
Lisa Merchant - Frank's Date
Ron Lea - Burt Morrow
Erik Smith - Bobby Morrow (1974)
Harris Allan - Jonathan Glover (1974)
Matt Frewer - Ned Glover
Sissy Spacek - Alice Glover
Colin Farrell - Bobby Morrow (1982)
Dallas Roberts - Jonathan Glover (1982)
Robin Wright - Clare (as Robin Wright Penn)
Shawn Roberts - Club Boy

Taglines: Family can be whatever you want it to be.



Details

Official Website: Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 14 October 2004

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,500,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $64,728 (USA) (25 July 2004) (5 Screens)

Gross: $1,029,017 (USA) (24 October 2004)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Is an adaptation from Michael Cunningham's 1990 novel of the same name, which in turn was expanded from a short story entitled "White Angel", published in the New Yorker in 1988.

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the scene where Alice is showing Bobby Morrow 1974 how to make a pie, she calls him Billy.

Quotes:
[first lines]
[Emily is having sex with Carlton and sees Bobby in the doorway]
Emily: Oh my god!
Carlton Morrow: Come on, Em, Bobby doesn't care!
Emily: I care!
Carlton Morrow: Just relax!
Emily: Kiss my ass!



User Review

The Colin Farrell Mystery Is Revealed

Rating: 9/10

What a stunning surprise! A family saga without familiar places or I should say that there are all familiar places but they feel completely new. I'm not one who likes to give away plot points so I won't I just want to say that I loved the loving involved in the unfolding of this realistic fairy tale. Personally, I've been questioning the apparent success of Colin Farrell. In very short years he worked with everybody from Stone to Spielberg, co starred with Pacino, Cruise and Willis but other than a winning pout and a clear willingness to take risks, his appeal eluded me - until last night that is. "A Home At The End Of The World" made me fall in love with him, with his power with his utter fearlessness. He creates a character with his heart in his sleeve and an innocence that it's compelling, aggressively on your face. Sweet and tough, wise and naive. Robin Wright Penn is also a standout. Her truth, unusual as it is, is unmistakable. Sissi Spaceck's suburban mom is an extraordinary creation. Subversive without meaning to, lovingly subversive, that's what she is. The opening with a startling Ryan Donowho grabs you by your heart and your throat and doesn't let you go. Wondering why this film didn't become an instant classic I arrived to the uncomfortable conclusion that it has to do with the casting of Colin's life long friend, Dallas Roberts, a good actor but not charismatic enough to give us a compelling pairing. I agree that he should be awkward and different but there is an element of petulance and physicality who didn't allow me to care for him as much as I wanted, as much as I needed. Sorry I had to mention that. But the experience that this little big film provides is unforgettable and the revelation of Colin Farrell mystique as an actor is nothing short of breathtaking.









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