A Home at the End of the World - A Review

Had the opportunity to watch this wonderful movie at my bebi's with Tatay Ryan. There was nothing to do so Ryan said we should check out this movie "A Home at the End of the World". I've never heard of the movie but I was game for it.

The movie is about Bobby and Jonathan who have been inseparable since they were teenagers in suburban Ohio. Bobby has suffered many losses for someone so young, and is starved for love and affection. Bobby at a young age lost his older brother who he looks up to in a freak accident. Awkward teen Jonathan has a nice family, and a particularly wonderful mother (Sissy Spacek).

The boys not only become as close as brothers, but they also experiment sexually. The two lose touch, but find each other again in their mid-20s in the early 1980s, when Bobby (Colin Farrell) moves to New York and joins Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) at the apartment he shares with Clare (Robin Wright Penn), an aging hippie. Bobby and Clare become lovers, however, Clare had planned to have a child with Jonathan, who is now openly gay and who is still interested in Bobby, and to whom Clare used to be attracted.

The trio becomes its own unique entity, questioning the traditional definitions of family and love, and dealing with the complications of their love triangle. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham, who also wrote the screenplay and who was the recipient of the Pulitzer prize, this film marks the debut of director Michael Mayer. Erik Smith plays Bobby as a teenagejavascript:void(0)
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Overall I find it a really touching movie... though it may be abit too much for some people... especially scenes where the characters engage in sex and drugs but overall there is so much that you can learn from the story. Plus this is one of the first movies of Colin Farrell. :)

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