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Far From Heaven Todd Haynes Far From Heaven takes place in nineteen-fiftys America in Hartford Connecticut displaying the trials and tribulations of a typical American family Frank Whitaker Dennis Quaid is a sales executive while Cathy Julianne Moore on the other hand works as a manager for a local newspaper while bearing two children At the outset of the movie the Whitaker family appears to fit in the mold of a prosperous American family whose lives are filled with daily family affairs etiquette social events at the club and an overall desire to keep up with ultra modern sophistication However Mr Whitaker soon is confronted with an inner-problem that would cause a revolution within the family and inner circle Frank and Cathys relationship gradually began to fray Initially it starts with minute circumstances such as drinking arguments and a fairly high level of stress yet he is not far too off-par in relationship to standard problems which might occur during the course of a relationship However the situation becomes way off-course when Frank distorts himself further away from reality and the situation becomes exponentially worse Then the story unfolds as it is revealed that Frank is a queer He got caught sleeping with a man and Kathy got pissed off She was tremendously upset from this event but kept unbearable silence for the sake of the future of their children However the silence would eventually be shattered Meanwhile Cathy finds comfort from unheralded source a black gardener At one point the story crosses both sexual and racial lines Later on as the story progresses they find themselves spending more and more time with each other despite the obvious cultural barriers between the races during that prejudiced era Eventually they disregard society and accepted life as it is How does the Whitaker family fit in comparison to the American family What role did racial and sexual barriers
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