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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)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA 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

In the 1974 scene a teenage Bobby Morrow reveals that mum Isabel had died the year before, and yet later in the film her tombstone shows she lived from 1927 to 1969. 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

References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Soave Sia Il Vento
from "Cosi Fan Tutte"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Capella Istropolitano
Courtesy of Naxos by arrangement with Source/Q
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Deeply felt, strangely sad
14 June 2005 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

I just finished watching this film on cable, and it left me with a tugging, wistful and urgent feeling regarding the complex and fragile nature of what it means to be alive on this planet, faced with a myriad of choices, which we make based upon what we ultimately believe to be of value.

In this movie, the main character, Bobby (a magnificent performance by Colin Farrell), makes his choices based purely on need and love. From a very young age, his character is aware of certain truths about life and he's acutely in touch with his feelings. He trusts and follows these feelings, to the exclusion of everything else. This is not an ordinary character, and this is not an ordinary film.

Everything about A Home At The End of the World is off-center, in the best possible way - the characters do not fit into any stereotypical molds and there are no over-wrought emotional scenes, although the film is deeply emotional and profoundly intimate. Choices are made, consequences are dealt with, but nothing plays out in a trite, predictable way. Instead the story builds slowly, with intense subtlety, showing the changes Bobby and his childhood friend Jonathan experience in their conjoined lives. I recommend this movie to anyone who is willing to take this unforgettable journey along with them.


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