Eden
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Breda and Billy Farrell are a seemingly happy, normal couple approaching their 10th anniversary. In private, however, their marriage shows signs of strain. As Billy begins to obsess over a younger woman, Breda desperately searches for a way to preserve their bond.
Trailer
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"As drama, it's a chore."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The sweet sadness of it rises through the banter like a mist. It's something to take home with you."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The kind of small movie that's all too easy to overlook, but even easier to like once you've seen it."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"Recks has a talent for getting the feel of an entire community...but the story of a marriage in crisis goes off the rails in its final act."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"To say it is bleak is an understatement. But it will make a lot of people reassess their marriages and decide that, in comparison, they're not so bad after all."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"Declan Reck has made a character-driven drama that plays with stereotpyical elements of marriage movies like infidelity and ennui but makes them feel completely genuine."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
"Despite the fine performances, it might have been a better idea just to leave this one to the theatre where it was probably better suited."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Seemingly in an effort to make up for O'Brien's anemic script, Recks energizes the slow-moving tale with nonstop distracting camerawork."
‑ Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine
"Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted -- but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Eden is a sad, nicely observed study of a decade-old marriage that, for the most part, is over."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"like channeling Mike Leigh or John Cassavetes in bringing this marital drama to the screen."
‑ Jay Antani, Filmcritic.com
"A story of a psychological phenomenon that might be prevalent in lots of marriages, but an unenlightened approach makes for an unlikely Eden."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
More reviews for Eden on Rotten Tomatoes