Big Eden (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 April 2000 (USA)
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Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.



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Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. Back in Big Eden, Henry must come to terms with his relationship to Dean Stewart, his best friend from high School, as well as the object of his unrequited love. All these years Henry has been pining for a dream image of Dean from back then. This is also the story of Pike Dexter, the shy, unassuming Native American owner of the town's general store, who is as surprised as anyone to find himself falling in love with Henry. The people of Big Eden conspire and attempt to bring Henry and Pike together. Written by Anonymous

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A Small Miracle


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material


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Release Date:

18 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Big Eden - Un petit miracle  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,198 (USA) (15 June 2001)


$503,796 (USA) (26 October 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Jim Soams: There's so few nice surprises in life. Seems to me that it'd be kind of a shame to squander one of them, don't ya think?
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Oh, if the world was truly that accepting!
27 July 2004 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

What a marvelous movie! A gay romantic comedy. Going home to find out your secret life isn't really much of a secret, and knowing that some people actually want to help you find what you thought you would never have.

I have watched it twice on the movie channel now, and I love it. It is hard for me to imagine life actually being like that in a remote place. I am not gay, but this movie reinforced for me, that gays are looking for the right love just like straights. OK, so I'm a romantic. I can only hope that this was really someone's experience.

Hopefully we will see more of this kind of thing, until it is no more unusual. Yea!!!!

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