Far From Heaven | 2002

Drama
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and ...more
Director: Todd Haynes
Writers: Todd Haynes
Awards: 4 Oscar nominations. Another 21 wins & 8 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Cathy Whitaker

Actor

... Frank Whitaker

Actor

... Raymond Deagan

Actor

... Eleanor Fine

Actor

... Sybil

Actor

... Dr Bowman

Actor

... Mrs Leacock

Actor

... Stan Fine

Actor

... David Whitaker

Actor

... Janice Whitaker

Actor

... Sarah Deagan

Actor

... Billy Hutchinson

Actor

Company

Production Company

John Wells Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Section Eight

Production Company

Financier

USA Films

Financier

Synopsis

It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the perfect '50s life: healthy kids and social prominence. Then one night, Cathy discovers her husband's secret life and her tidy, insular world starts spinning out of control. Fearing the consequences of revealing her pain and confusion to anyone in her own social circle, she finds unexpected comfort and friendship with her African-American gardener, Raymond Deagan. Cathy's interactions with Raymond, her best friend Eleanor Fine and her maid, Sybil, reflect the upheaval in her life. Cathy is faced with choices that spur gossip within the community and change several lives forever.

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