Eden (1998)

Set in the mid 1960s, this drama follows the difficult relationship between a woman afflicted with multiple sclerosis, her husband -- a prep school teacher -- and one of his students. The story begins as Helen dreams of flying and reaching… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 27, 1998
DVD 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.

Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

True foodies, however, will more than likely find themselves salivating over this culinary drama about the power of food, and an unlikely romance.

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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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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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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

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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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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