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Big Eden (2000)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Hart
... Pike Dexter
... Dean Stewart
... Grace Cornwell
... Sam Hart
... Widow Thayer
... Jim Soams
... Anna Rudolph
... Mary Margaret Bishop
... John Cornwell
Parker Livingston ... Andrew Stewart
Cody Wayne ... Ben Stewart
... Becky Rudolph
Mark Twogood ... Lloyd
Christopher Kendra ... Bird
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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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material
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18 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Eden - Un petit miracle  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,198, 15 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$512,451, 14 December 2001
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Pike Dexter: I just want things to be nice for him. I know it's foolish, but I just want things to be nice for him.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Cotton-Eyed Joe
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Performed by Railroad Earth
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Not just another gay movie, but a great romance and drama
28 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a great movie. It was beautifully shot, showing a northern-ish small mountain town throughout several seasons (it reminded me of Northern Exposure more than once). The plot is by far one of the most realistic and engaging of the many gay movies I have watched. It isn't as agenda-driven as many of the gay films being made these days; it was first and foremost a beautiful story about accepting yourself as an adult, navigating complicated family relationships, and finding/nurturing/accepting relationships that are good for you rather than chasing after pointless fantasies of romance. Even my very-straight-husband loved it (and teared up at the end when the protagonist finally picks the right guy!). It was a great story. The acting is very impressive too. I would absolutely recommend it to both gay and straight audiences.


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