A Home at the End of the World
A Home at the End of the World is a film about human tragedies and the unconventional family bonds that form in their wake. Bobby (Colin Farrell) is a man who lost his entire family before graduating from high school. Thirsty for companionship, he befriended Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) and was taken in by his parents (Sissy Spacek, Matt Frewer). But years later, after Jonathan moves away and his parents retire to Arizona, Bobby cannot bare the loneliness. Instead, he seeks out Jonathan in New York City and meets his new roommate, Clare (Robin Wright Penn). Before long, Bobby discovers that Jonathan is gay and finds himself emotionally and physically attracted to both Jonathan and Clare. The three form a love triangle that is plagued by jealousy. But when Clare announces that she is pregnant, they try to abandon their jealousy and make a home for their new baby.
In this story, several characters are in great pain. Bobby struggles with loneliness while Jonathan feels like an outcast, living in Bobby’s shadow. And Clare wants desperately to be loved but never seems to find the kind of commitment she is looking for. They search in their careers, their sexual relationships, in drugs and alcohol, and in the opportunity to have children, but in the end, everything falls short and life remains disappointing. All of this makes for a tragic film full of objectionable content.