Eden (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

As drama, it's a chore.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The sweet sadness of it rises through the banter like a mist. It's something to take home with you.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film.

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Brian Tallerico

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.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted -- but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Eden is a sad, nicely observed study of a decade-old marriage that, for the most part, is over.

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