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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

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A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

Director:

Michael Mayer

Writers:

Michael Cunningham (novel), Michael Cunningham (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Chalmers Andrew Chalmers ... Bobby Morrow (1967)
Ryan Donowho ... Carlton Morrow
Asia Vieira ... Emily
Quancetia Hamilton Quancetia Hamilton ... Dancing Party Guest
Jeff J.J. Authors Jeff J.J. Authors ... Frank (as Jeffrey Authors)
Lisa Merchant Lisa Merchant ... Frank's Date
Ron Lea ... Burt Morrow
Erik Smith ... Bobby Morrow (1974)
Harris Allan ... Jonathan Glover (1974)
Matt Frewer ... Ned Glover
Sissy Spacek ... Alice Glover
Colin Farrell ... Bobby Morrow (1982)
Dallas Roberts ... Jonathan Glover (1982)
Robin Wright ... Clare (as Robin Wright Penn)
Shawn Roberts ... Club Boy
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Family can be whatever you want it to be.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Fim do Mundo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,728, 25 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,029,872, 6 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,548,955, 6 June 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

At the end of the movie when Jonathan walks in the house, and Bobby is still standing outside. The light turns on in the upstairs window at the same time Jonathan is seen walking inside the first floor window. Yet they are supposed to be alone at the house. 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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Connections

Features All About Eve (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody to Love
Written by Darby Slick
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Music
Under License from BMG Film & Television Music
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Loved it
26 July 2004 | by dana_franco-youngSee all my reviews

The movie wasn't the book, but the performances of all involved were inspired. I admit to seeing the movie because Colin Farrell was in it and not being sure, after the book, that he could become Bobby.

But he did, with a performance that astonished me.

What is unfortunate it that the movie, in some ways, has been limited in appeal by the "sexuality theme" that has become attached to it. Yes, Jonathan is gay. But labeling Bobby bi-sexual is reducing him to a caricature. Bobby's life was about love, needing and getting it from the people in his life. He found no limits in how to return it. Imagine, no inhibitions in showing love and affection! Any scene with Bobby in it just continued to show his tender and honest heart.

Then there were the rampant rumors of the "deleted scene". I totally understand why the scene was cut. It would have been unnecessary and gratuitous.

It is unfortunate this film wasn't released to a greater number of screens. Missing these performances would truly be a tragedy.


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