Eden (1998)

Set in the mid 1960's, this drama follows the difficult relationship of Helen, a woman struggling with multiple sclerosis, and her husband Bill, a teacher. When one of Bill's students comes to Helen for tutoring, a love triangle… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Mike D'Angelo
Entertainment Weekly

You may find soaring a bit tricky, however, with the millstone of the picture's clunky symbolism around your neck.

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Godfrey Cheshire

Dramatic delicacy and strong acting distinguish Eden, a tale of the emotional tensions between a disease-stricken woman, her teacher husband and an idealistic student.

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Howard Goldberg directs with a dreamy sensitivity, lending this psycho-romantic drama a welcome weirdness that takes off with the onset of Going's out-of-body experiences.

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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times

The result is a disturbing movie with a final exam's worth of unanswered questions.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

[Eden] is really two movies in one, and they don't quite fit.

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Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

Once again, a filmmaker tackles the supernatural but unfortunately lacks the out-of-this-world imagination to depict that which is out of this world.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's distinguished by Going's haunting performance, the perceptive dramatization of growing student rebellion in a specific year and writer-director Howard Goldberg's refreshing avoidance of cliches about the period.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The New Age meets the Age of Aquarius in this odd tale about a frustrated housewife with multiple sclerosis who begins having out-of-body experiences.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fascinating film about a spiritual emergency that opens up a couple's marriage to new vistas of love and meaning.

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