Far From Heaven

  • Type: Movies & TV
  • By: Todd Haynes
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Drama
  • Recommended by: Sarah W.
  • ISBN/UPC: 0783274599
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A perfect emulation of 1950s melodrama

Reminiscent of Douglas Sirk films and Tennessee Williams plays, this gorgeous 2003 film portrays the troubles of 1950s suburbia. Julianne Moore plays a classic housewife who learns about herself, her own beliefs, and the world outside of the bubble of her seemingly perfect life. This film gives us a chance to examine homosexuality, racism, values, and the American dream through both a historical lens and our 21st century experiences.