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Fairhaven (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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Dave returns to his hometown on the Massachusetts coast for his father's funeral, where his reunion with two old friends provides a healthy dose of reality.

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Tom O'Brien

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Chris Messina (story), Tom O'Brien (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Paulson ... Kate
Natalie Gold ... Jill
Rich Sommer ... Sam
Chris Messina ... Dave
Alexie Gilmore ... Angela
Maryann Plunkett ... Maddy
Tom O'Brien ... Jon
Georgia Lyman ... Sara
Danielle Muehlen ... Jenny
Paul O'Brien ... Gary
Alicia Racine ... Stacy
Tim Haber Tim Haber ... Chet
George J. Vezina ... House Buyer Husband (as George Vezina)
Tommy Burke Tommy Burke ... Tommy
Phyllis Kay Phyllis Kay ... Dave's Mom
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A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth -- Fairhaven -- a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his early thirties, and with the promise of younger days seemingly washed ashore, Jon's vague feelings of dissatisfaction are crystallized by a television interview with his football hero Tom Brady, who proclaims that, even after three super bowl wins, "There's got to be something more than this." Jon recounts his epiphany to Sam, old friend and schoolmate who married early, fathered early, divorced early and never left town. Sam made his own peace with small town life years ago, and is happy enough just to provide a stable home for his loving daughter, Cara, while secretly still pining for his beautiful ex-wife Kate. Together, Jon and Sam anticipate the return of Dave, the third member of their once-indomitable trio. Having left town seven years ago and never looked back, Dave is finally returning to ... Written by Production

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Excellent movie
20 June 2012 | by becmatt-401-394891See all my reviews

How can I see this movie again? I saw Fairhaven at the Tribeca Film Festival and loved it. I was moved by its beautiful cinematography and flawed characters-- you end up relating to almost every character in the film. We need more character driven films! Fairhaven is story about friendship but addresses so many other issues at the same time. I loved it's documentary style filming --kind of reminded me of Friday Night Lights. It wasn't like watching people act, it was like watching people live. Rich Somer was fantastic-- his character was so sweet and vulnerable. Chris Messina was perfect as the asshole with a good heart...and Tom O'brien's character made the film--soul searching while he actually has everything right in front of him all along. Seriously folks, how can I see this movie again?


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