|Far from Heaven|
|Starring||Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert|
|75th Academy Awards|
Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film, which received extremely positive critical reviews, was nominated for several Academy Awards.
- Best Actress — Julianne Moore
- Best Cinematography — Edward Lachman
- Best Original Score — Elmer Bernstein
- Best Original Screenplay — Todd Haynes
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives.