November 29, 2008
“Eden” is a dreary contemporary Irish film, depicting a disintegrating marriage in a picturesque pub-filled Irish town, with alcohol the preferred tonic. At times, the dialect is difficult to understand, but the situation is all too familiar. Billy (Aiden Kelly) married Breda (Eileen Walsh), and they had two young children and a seemingly ideal marriage. But when the lights are out, and Billy finally comes home and into bed, Breda’s eyes remain open. Hoping for some sign of physical contact, she is invariably disappointed.