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A Home at the End of the World

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Bobby and Jonathan have been inseparable since they were teenagers in suburban Ohio. Bobby has suffered many losses for someone so young, and is starved for love and affection. Awkward teen Jonathan has a nice family, and a particularly wonderful mother (Sissy Spacek). The boys not only become as close as brothers, but they also experiment sexually. The two lose touch, but find each other again in their mid-20s in the early 1980s, when Bobby (Colin Farrell) moves to New York and joins Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) at the apartment he shares with Clare (Robin Wright Penn), an aging hippie. Bobby and Clare become lovers, however, Clare had planned to have a child with Jonathan, who is now openly gay and who is still interested in Bobby, and to whom Clare used to be attracted. The trio becomes its own unique entity, questioning the traditional definitions of family and love, and dealing with the complications of their love triangle. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham, who also wrote the screenplay and who was the recipient of the Pulitzer prize, this film marks the debut of director Michael Mayer. Erik Smith plays Bobby as a teenager, and Harris Allen plays the teenage Jonathan.
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    • Rating - strong drug content, sexuality, nudity, language, and a disturbing accident
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 38964

  • Credits
    Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Robin Wright Penn, Sissy Spacek, Mary Elizabeth Spacek, Dallas Roberts
  • Critic Reviews
    "The funny and heartfelt HOME is a small treasure."
    Rolling Stone

    "Robin Penn Wright brings a lot of energy to her portrayal..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "Charged by a passion for life, A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a major achievement."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Packs an irresistible emotional punch."
    Newsweek

    "Sexy and very funny."
    New York Observer

    "Director Michael Mayer's debut deals in hard emotions, which his cat hit head on. Sexuality is treated with sympathetic frankness and love's raw frustrations ring true."
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