I just saw the movie last night. I had missed it when it came out in 2002. If you haven't seen Far From Heaven please watch it. Before I even get into the acting and the story. The look of the film is so beautiful with all the colors and clothes. The art director and cinematography is truly breathtaking.
I don't want to give the story away. I can tell you this much Julianne Moore is Cathy a perfect coiffed poised Housewife in the late 50's. She is married to her handsome successful sales exec hushand (Dennis Quaid.) She has a storybook life. Events begin to unravel her life. She finds herself in an unexpected friendship with her gardener Raymond(Dennis Haysbert.)
That's all I'm telling you. Go and watch it. Let me know what you think. It is a bittersweet story. It is a throwback to the movies from the 50's. What surprised me the most is the director, Todd Haynes, also directed the wonderfully vibrant Velvet Goldmine. The acting in this is wonderful. Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert are superb. I have a crush on Dennis Haysbert. So I was sighing whenever he came on screen.
Here is a trailer for the film.