Fairhaven (2013)

A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth - Fairhaven - a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his mid thirties, and with the promise of younger days… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 11, 2013
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Personal tenderness combines with a good sense of composition and a naturalistic storytelling style to give a small, familiar premise a nice lilt.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

[A] beautifully acted, directed and edited little slice of New England life ...

Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

[Director Tom] O'Brien never quite finds a focus around which to center the longing that all three boys/men feel.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The cliché-infested script ... is long on booze-filled confessions.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

O'Brien and his castmates seem to play loose with his script a bit more than they should in an effort to give the material a lived-in feeling.

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Rob Gonsalves

The movie feels intimate and therapy-bound yet aesthetically remote.

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Joe Leydon

While there's something undeniably fascinating about the way "Fairhaven" repeatedly avoids predictable payoffs for portentous dramatic setups, narrative momentum is conspicuous by its absence.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It has a nuance and a rumpled comfort with itself, which turns "Fairhaven" into an inviting place to visit.

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Tony Macklin

It's difficult to dislike Fairhaven, because it is a promising, earnest effort.

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