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  • Actors: Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Caterina Murino, Carmen Maura, Matthew Modine
  • Directors: John Irvin
  • Writers: Ernest Hemingway, James Scott Linville
  • Producers: Al Burgess, Alice Guien, Bob Mahoney, Geoff Jarrett, Lorne Thyssen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004HGCNBC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,392 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Passions ignite and explode across the screen in this erotic film based on Ernest Hemingway’s final, controversial novel. While on an extended honeymoon across Europe, a young American writer (Jack Huston) and his wife (Mena Suvari) become players in a tantalizing game of seduction that threatens to destroy their relationship and change their lives forever.

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Good story, beautiful setting, but the acting could have been better, more convincing.
LakeKids
In other words, though it's far from a great book, there are depths to the characters that are almost unimaginable from this superficial, facile film.
Ben Mattlin
In this one, however, I want to say I liked it but I'll make my final decision on these movies after I read the book.
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78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Doug Anderson VINE VOICE on January 2, 2011
Format: DVD
I saw this film in December of 2010, and I wondered why it wasn't on anyone's Best of 2010 list because I really thought it was the best thing that I saw all year (and I see a lot of movies). Now I see that the reason no one mentioned it was because it was released in 2008 (although I never heard it mentioned until this years 2010 NYTimes Fall/Winter Preview edition mentioned it as if it were a new release).

Suffice it to say that this adaptation is perhaps more whimsical in tone than is Hemingway's posthumously published work Garden of Eden (every moment Richard Grant is on screen is going to have a measure of whimsy) but even with a dose or two of comic relief, this is pretty heady & pretty steamy stuff.

Jack K. Huston (unknown to me before seeing this film) plays a twenty-something Hemingway-ish writer living a splendidly bohemian low rent ex-pat existence in Paris until he meets a wealthy American (Mena Suvari) on a kind of art buying holiday. Once these two meet, the young "Hemingway" is introduced to the finer things in life (new sports car, new clothes, expensive restaurants & chalets) but also to a more decadent side of life (as it turns out that his new bride is a bi-sexual gender-bending adventurer). At first the young writer goes along with his flirty new brides games and even dyes his hair blonde to match hers (which gets shorter & shorter & more boyish as the film progresses). But when these platinum blonde twins invite a third to play in their love games, a struggle for creative control over the relationship ensues.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By bunnyrabbit4 VINE VOICE on May 24, 2011
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The Hemingway novel, Garden of Eden, was not published until after his death. It was an unfinished exploration into gender issues. The movie fails to capture this spirit of exploration and relies mostly on three beautiful bodies and faces to carry us past the contrivances of one character, Catherine. She seems to express her mean spirited alcoholism much better than her sexuality. As in the book, Catherine becomes the wife of David, a thinly disguised stand in for Hemingway. Their courtship is much too short, and their marriage equally so due to Catherine's insistence that they both sleep with a woman she meets called Marita.

If Catherine had been allowed to have a passionate side this movie might have worked. Instead she comes across as a cold, controlling manipulator who treats people like puppets she has purchased. Rather than being passionate about her sexuality, she spends the film acting out various skits with her puppets while drinking too much. After a few of these skits she takes the name "Devil", which fits all too well. David's response to this is at times puzzling because he doesn't come across as being as passionate about his writing as he is about the reviews on his first book. He rebuts her insults but does not treat them as the attacks on his writer persona that they obviously are. Until he writes a story about his father, which Catherine savages, his writing isn't really the film's focus. Catherine's whims control everything.

Marita's character is a bit puzzling as she doesn't seem to have any real affection for Catherine and appears from the onset to be more interested in David, even though she is supposed to be the lesbian. In fact if all lesbians were like Marita, straight women wouldn't have a chance!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Davey on April 18, 2011
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This is one of my favorite books and I was anxious to see the movie version. It had good looking people and it was sort of about the book. But the book was about the nature of androgyny, role playing and a woman wanting to be a man because she felt powerless as a woman. The movie was about a threesome. Marita was a real disappointment and David was a bland cipher in no way a representation of Hemingway. Devil wasn't devilish. She had the look, her haircuts were great and she did an OK job, but she just didn't have the sexual spark needed to carry the story. I have no regrets about buying the movie, I wanted to see it and enjoyed it. But it could have been so much better.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Gregg on September 26, 2012
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Wow - what a horribly BORING story!

A very odd and somewhat perverted rich and boring female marries/buys a handsome writer. Has sex with him in whatever way she can think of and keeps cutting her hair. Pretty much gets off on shock value far as I can tell - nothing else to her personality really. Seems to pretty much put him down for his writing - something that's important to him and she mostly allows or tolerates.

Eventually she runs into another rich and beautiful young woman with dark hair who seems to be bisexual and attracted to her and her husband both. The wife tells the husband he can have this other woman too. At the end of the movie, the wife takes off and the husband is now going to play house with this other rich woman with the dark hair.

There is pretty much NO PERSONALITY to any of the characters, not much in the way of dialogue or activity. No point to this story. The only reason I can maybe see this story being famous is PERHAPS that at the time it was written there wasn't much erotica out there. That's really all this story has to offer and it's not much.
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