Far from Heaven
When she finds her husband with another man, a housewife in 1950s Connecticut must deal not only with infidelity but racial tension, as she copes with her emotional turmoil by developing an unlikely friendship with her African-American gardener.
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- Todd Haynes
- 2003 Independent Spirit Awards®
- 2003 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- 2003 Academy Award®
- Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
- Best Actress nominee: Julianne Moore
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
PG-13Mature thematic elements, sexual content, brief violence and language.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of featurette; anatomy of a scene; Todd Haynes/Julianne Moore Q&A; trailers; production notes; cast and crew information.
Far from HeavenClose
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Oscar-nominated melodrama deals with mature, complex issues, including prejudice, sexuality, and adultery. Characters make anti-Semitic and racist comments; there's also some drinking and smoking. One character gets drunk in an attempt to numb the pain he feels about not being true to himself.
- Sexual Content
- Characters discuss sex; heterosexual and homosexual couples kiss. Some suggested intimacy and discussion of adultery.
- Tense scenes.
- One "f--k" and occasional uses of phrases like "goddamn" and "oh God."
- Social Behavior
- The movie's characters are complex, and they face serious dilemmas and complicated issues relating to marriage, sexuality, race, and social expectations. The 1950s' suburban setting is portrayed as rigid and quick to gossip and condemn, but ultimately the main characters are true to themselves and their feelings.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking; a character gets drunk. Some smoking (era-appropriate for the '50s setting).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it