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A Home At The End Of The World
Directed by Michael Mayer and based on The Hours author Michael Cunningham's novel of the same name, A Home at the End of the World chronicles the 1980s reunion of childhood best friends Bobby (Colin Farrell) and Jonathan (Dallas Roberts). Where they were once best pals -- and teenage lovers -- in the suburbs of Cleveland, Bobby has become a charismatic but go-nowhere heterosexual slacker, and Jonathan is now living as an openly gay man in New York City, hoping to serve as father to his eccentric roommate Clare's (Robin Wright Penn) child. When Bobby impulsively moves to the city to be… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Flawed but sincere -- the sort of thoughtful, adult movie that rarely appears in the summer."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Casting is everything in a film like this, and in the major roles, Mayer scores two out of three."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Great acting, but soap opera-ish. Not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Fantastic performances, a wonderful script and solid direction by Michael Mayer place A Home at the End of the World among the year's finest movies."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"While the rambling storyline and extended time-frame betrays the script's novelistic roots, soulful performances from Farrell, Sissy Spacek and newcomer Dallas Roberts make this a rich and emotionally rewarding experience."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC
"Despite some very good acting in most roles, the people on the screen seem like types with labels."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Although the actors do a magnificent job with the piffle, the characters hardly ever act the way real people do in the situations they are presented with. They act, instead, the way characters in a movie act."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"shorter than THE HOURS and this is the main reason why Michael Cunnigham should be pleased with this adaptation of his work"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"The movie makes the characters worse than enigmas; it makes them the last people imaginable from which you expect or even desire to learn anything."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Home stubbornly takes no shortcuts, skipping through a greatest hits selection from the book; All the big scenes with little of the cumulative emotional effect."
‑ Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience
"It may sound like grade-A melodrama, but A Home at the End of the World turns out to be much more ambitious -- and, unfortunately, less interesting."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"What keeps the movie going, far longer than the screenplay deserves, are fine performances all around."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Whether Colin Farrell is cast-against-type or miscast in this mediocre adaptation of Cunningham's evocative novel is a matter of debate"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Farrell's acting is so totally likable, he lifts the story from its sudsy roots and elevates it to something worthy of memory. Well, at least if you have a short memory."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"All roads lead to ruin in Home's world, lending an unexpectedly reactionary tone to the work."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
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