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Far From Heaven

Todd Haynes USA, 2002

FilmEdie's rating of the film Dem Himmel so fern

The queering of Sirk! Great homage: Technically rigorous; at times cinematically exhilarating... And nearly - but not entirely - as engaging as the real thing. There's that Moore's Cathy is notably ditzier than Wyman's Cary... But more than that, there's a distancing meta-artifice that comes with imitating 50s melodrama; imitations of imitations of life - w/out the corresponding extra depth. A+ exercise, B- film. 3.5