A Home at the End of the World

A Home at the End of the World
A Home at the End of the World
  • R
  • 1h 37m
  • 2004
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
Colin Farrell and Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek star in the story of two young men--best friends and former teenaged lovers--who fall in love with the same woman and find A Home at the End of the World. In suburban Cleveland of the 1960s and '70s, lonely, introspective, insecure Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) and hip, dark, inarticulate Bobby (Farrell) were more than best friends. As young adults, Jonathan has been living as an openly gay man in New York's Greenwich Village and plans to serve as the father for his pregnant friend, Clare's (Robin Wright Penn), child. Now, the straight, charismatic slacker Bobby moves to New York, renews his friendship with Jonathan--and falls in love with Clare. And, with the help of Jonathan's mother (Spacek), these three people bound together by love must find a way to become a family.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Steve Murray

Flawed but sincere -- the sort of thoughtful, adult movie that rarely appears in the summer.

June 20, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Jay Boyar

Despite some very good acting in most roles, the people on the screen seem like types with labels.

June 20, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

It may sound like grade-A melodrama, but A Home at the End of the World turns out to be much more...

June 20, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer

Casting is everything in a film like this, and in the major roles, Mayer scores two out of three.

June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Great acting, but soap opera-ish. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has extremely mature material. Characters drink, smoke cigarettes and marijuana, and take LSD, including a teenager who gives his young brother LSD and a mother who smokes marijuana with her son. A character is killed in an accident, and other characters die offscreen. Characters use extremely strong language and there are explicit and graphic sexual references and situations, both heterosexual and homosexual. There are tense and sad scenes.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:July 23, 2004

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