Big Eden (2000)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 2001 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Arye Gross plays an up-and-coming artist who foregoes the convenience of big-city life for the charms of Montana in this drama, writer-director Thomas Bezucha's debut feature. On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, Henry (Gross) hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Upon returning to his idyllic birthplace, however, Henry realizes that the old man isn't the only thing he has to tend to: There's the semi-closeted issue of his sexuality, which he longs to reveal to his clan -- as well as to his old high-school crush, Dean (Tim DeKay). Amidst all the angst, Henry fails to notice the advances of the sensitive Pike (Eric Schweig), an espresso-brewing outdoorsman who owns the town's general store and cooks meals for the stroke-addled grandpa Sam (George Coe).

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artist, big-city, city-slicker, coming-out, grandfather, old-flame, small-town, stroke [medical]

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