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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Chalmers ...
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Carlton Morrow
Asia Vieira ...
Emily
Quancetia Hamilton ...
Dancing Party Guest
Jeff J.J. Authors ...
Frank (as Jeffrey Authors)
Lisa Merchant ...
Frank's Date
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Burt Morrow
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Jonathan Glover (1974)
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Ned Glover
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Alice Glover
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Jonathan Glover (1982)
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Clare (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Club Boy
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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? Written by Anonymous

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Family can be whatever you want it to be.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong drug content, sexuality, nudity, language and a disturbing accident | See all certifications »

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14 October 2004 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Casa no Fim do Mundo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$64,728 (USA) (23 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,029,017 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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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. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Alice is showing Bobby Morrow 1974 how to make a pie, she calls him Billy. See more »

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!
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Features Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) See more »

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Look Out Cleveland
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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A Job Well Done
17 March 2005 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"A Home at the End of the World" is a film well done. Sissy Spacek is well cast as the mother, Alice Glover. Dallas Roberts plays a convincing role as her son, Jonathan Glover. Colin Farrell plays Bobby Morrow as a young man, and he is truly the star of this unusual picture. His life as a child is portrayed by Erik Smith, and he too is convincing in his child actor performance. The rare relationship in this movie is unique in this film. The story is compelling even if it is a little difficult to meld into our society's attitudes. This film is a good topic to observe in view of the current legal changes in marriage concepts. The music is inspiring and the photography is well done. There is an expected ending that remains with one long after the show is over. It is now in DVD, and it is a good movie to see.


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