Big EdenDirector: Thomas Bezucha
Arye Gross plays an up-and-coming artist who foregoes the convenience of big-city life for the charms of Montana in this drama, writer-director Thomas Bezucha's debut feature. On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, Henry (Gross) hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Upon returning to his idyllic birthplace, however, Henry realizes… See more details below
Arye Gross plays an up-and-coming artist who foregoes the convenience of big-city life for the charms of Montana in this drama, writer-director Thomas Bezucha's debut feature. On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, Henry (Gross) hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Upon returning to his idyllic birthplace, however, Henry realizes that the old man isn't the only thing he has to tend to: There's the semi-closeted issue of his sexuality, which he longs to reveal to his clan -- as well as to his old high-school crush, Dean (Tim DeKay). Amidst all the angst, Henry fails to notice the advances of the sensitive Pike (Eric Schweig), an espresso-brewing outdoorsman who owns the town's general store and cooks meals for the stroke-addled grandpa Sam (George Coe).
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Cast & Crew
|Arye Gross||Henry Hart|
|Eric Schweig||Pike Dexter|
|George Coe||Sam Hart|
|Nan Martin||Widow Thayer|
|O'Neal Compton||Jim Soams|
|Corinne Bohrer||Anna Rudolph|
|Veanne Cox||Mary Margaret Bishop|
|Stephanie Carroll||Production Designer|
|Christopher Hogan||Sound Editor|
|Randall Lawson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jeanine Rohn||Asst. Director|
|Brian Ross||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Joe Warson||Art Director|
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This is simply one of the sweetest, most well-written, well-acted, well-directed stories about love and family that I've ever seen. It just took over my whole heart.
Big Eden is simply one of the best FEEL GOOD movies ever made! The cast is wonderful, Each character is fun to watch. The story is universal and tender & touching!!! I have watched this movie over & over because it never fails to touch my heart & put a smile on my face!! ENJOY!!!
I really enjoyed this movie. At the beginning I felt I was in for a pleasant, but somewhat familiar story with familiar characters. However, very quickly I realized that this was not the case. The characters were delightful, and never stereotypical, the love story was touching and funny, and the setting was definitley 'edenic'. This movie only improves with each viewing becasue you can pick up little lines and plot points you missed the 1st time around. I highly recommend this movie!
i rented this movie first. i wasn't sure what to expect. i was afraid it would be campy. by the time i was finished with the film, i had both cried my eyes out, and laughed 'till my sides hurt. the story was so gentle and beautiful. i loved how the writer and director let personalities come out. like you genuinly got the feeling that these were people who grew up in a rural town, and might have been closed minded. nothing could have been further from the truth though. i LOVED this movie, and would recomend it to everyone.
"Big Eden" is just so wonderfully good. It has won so many Best Feature and Audience Awards at queer film festival awards, nation-wide, and it's because it's one of those stories that everyone gets. It's a tale of a talented gay artist in New York returning home to small-town Montana life, and finding "home." It's remarkably touching, and overwhelmingly hilarious. Henry has it made as an artist in New York. He has a spectacular loft, a loving and pregnant fag hag best friend, but he's lonely. So when he hears that his grandfather is dying, he returns to the quintessential and picturesque town of Big Eden, his northwest Montana home. Looking only to care for his ailing relative, he finds an over-the-top cast of loving town folks just aching to reel him in. From his first love (now settled with a wife and family), to an adorably shy and polite high school friend who wants more than just friendship, to the absolutely hilarious older woman of the town who is just filled with connections and gossip, Henry is reintroduced to more of a "home" than he ever remembered. We all know the story of returning home after years of change. And of rediscovering buried love of the past, and opening up to new possibliities. With some stellar performances, and some not-so-stellar, the cast comes together beautifully in this adorable love story. One of the best queer romantic drama/comedies I've ever seen. It's just precious.