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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

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(novel), (screenplay)

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Andrew Chalmers ...
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Quancetia Hamilton ...
Dancing Party Guest
Jeff J.J. Authors ...
Frank (as Jeffrey Authors)
Lisa Merchant ...
Frank's Date
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Burt Morrow
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Ned Glover
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Clare (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Club Boy
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Storyline

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in the 60s, to New York City in the 80s, where they meet an older woman, the film charts a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they've created and hold their friendship together? Written by Anonymous

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Family can be whatever you want it to be.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, sexuality, nudity, language and a disturbing accident | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Casa no Fim do Mundo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,728, 25 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,029,872, 6 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,548,955, 6 June 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes featuring Colin Farrell nude were cut from the movie because they were too distracting for test audiences. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Jonathan walks in the house, and Bobby is still standing outside. The light turns on in the upstairs window at the same time Jonathan is seen walking inside the first floor window. Yet they are supposed to be alone at the house. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Emily is having sex with Carlton and sees Bobby in the doorway]
Emily: Oh my god!
Carlton Morrow: Come on, Em, Bobby doesn't care!
Emily: I care!
Carlton Morrow: Just relax!
Emily: Kiss my ass!
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Connections

Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Because the Night
Written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith
Performed by Patti Smith
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Loved it
26 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie wasn't the book, but the performances of all involved were inspired. I admit to seeing the movie because Colin Farrell was in it and not being sure, after the book, that he could become Bobby.

But he did, with a performance that astonished me.

What is unfortunate it that the movie, in some ways, has been limited in appeal by the "sexuality theme" that has become attached to it. Yes, Jonathan is gay. But labeling Bobby bi-sexual is reducing him to a caricature. Bobby's life was about love, needing and getting it from the people in his life. He found no limits in how to return it. Imagine, no inhibitions in showing love and affection! Any scene with Bobby in it just continued to show his tender and honest heart.

Then there were the rampant rumors of the "deleted scene". I totally understand why the scene was cut. It would have been unnecessary and gratuitous.

It is unfortunate this film wasn't released to a greater number of screens. Missing these performances would truly be a tragedy.


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