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
Listen, you know what they say when you get lost in the woods? If you stay put, stay in one place and don't wander, they'll find you. And I was just hoping you'd let yourself be found this time. I was hoping you'd let us find you. But you keep wandering and we can't.
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I recognize that this isn't real life, but still...
There were dull, slippery moments, but overall the cast was believable (and especially Pike's dog! Too cute!).
Perhaps it is unrealistic that a whole town is accepting of homosexuality, let alone a rural town in Montana, but it is nice to dream sometimes that, someday, we will see something like that in real life, albeit not now. I've seen too much reality to be fooled by this movie, but it is refreshing to me.
Pike is quiet, shy, and it does get on one's nerves at times, but I see some of myself in him; I am known to be shy and a bit reclusive, but I admit that I am a bit more outgoing than Pike... I think it was really sweet of him to cook for Henry and his grandfather... and not only their relationship, but I'm pleased to see all of the people getting along so well. They're all so eager to please each other. Unrealistic? Yes, but it seems like a paradise, however far removed from reality.
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