6.2/10
937
4 user 10 critic

Gardener of Eden (2007)

Young man on the wrong track suddenly finds purpose and love when he captures a serial rapist.

Director:

Kevin Connolly
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A successful New York businessman leads a double life as a computer thief.

Director: J.J. Lask
Stars: Aaron Ruell, Kevin Corrigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas
The 11th Hour I (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?

Director: Shalini Kantayya
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A dark comedy about two people's chase around Los Angeles to find a missing cooler

Directors: Ernesto Foronda, Silas Howard
Stars: Jim Parsons, Sung Kang, Harold Perrineau
Greensburg (TV Series 2008)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A reality series in which an American town is reconstructed as a green utopia of tomorrow.

Stars: Alanna Goodman
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Director: Niels Mueller
Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle
Fire Chasers (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As the 2016 fire season rages in California, The brave backcountry firefighters race to put out the flames, save lives and protect homes in this docuseries.

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
Stars: Andrea Crosta, Ian Stevenson, Prince William
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the lives of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they traveled across America.

Stars: Andrew Robertt, Robert I. Mesa, Ben Woollen
Virunga (2014)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.

Director: Irek Dobrowolski
Stars: Stanislav Szukalski, Glenn Bray, Robert Williams
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Dale Wheatley, Tawd Beckman, John Schindler
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lukas Haas ... Adam Harris
Erika Christensen ... Mona Huxley
Giovanni Ribisi ... Vic
David Patrick Kelly ... Pa Harris
Ann Dowd ... Ma Harris
Jon Abrahams ... Don
Jim Parsons ... Spim
Anthony Fazio ... High School Stoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Ami
John Arocho John Arocho ... TJ buck
Khan Baykal
Gregg Bello ... Luke Scott
Lauren Bittner ... Laura
David Bortolucci ... Richard "Hands" Pope
Franco Bulaon Franco Bulaon ... Frat Boy
Edit

Storyline

Young man on the wrong track suddenly finds purpose and love when he captures a serial rapist.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"When bad things happen to good people!"

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, pervasive language, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Tudo a Perder See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,385
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R Rated NTSC Version)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Haas later played alongside Galecki's co-star Parsons from their hit show "The Big Bang Theory" in "Gardener of Eden" See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent
7 September 2008 | by jamesfilmoreSee all my reviews

I take issue with my fellow reviewer, who complained about the movie being "in your face." While the film lacks a certain subtlety, that doesn't change the fact that a sad majority of modern moviegoers don't get what a film is trying to say unless it spells everything out to them in alphabetical order. Go subtle and everyone misses the boat, and they scratch their heads and wonder just what in the world they spent the last two hours watching. What's the value in that? Moreover, harping so hard on the film's mode of presentation implies that the theme of a movie is subordinate to its form, when in fact it should be the other way around. It's one thing to tell a good story, to make it flashy and tastefully packaged, and quite another to give it something to rest on; an idea that's perfectly timed, perfectly handled, perfectly memorable.

Thematically speaking, "Gardener of Eden" is powerful in the extreme. Amidst a nation gone wild over terrorism, war, and global disaster, the movie takes a step back and reminds us that the greatest threats to society are, and always will be, domestic; that as long as drug dealers can set up operations outside of a high school, and as long as the legal structures of society condemn the individuals who try to stand in their way, the problem will remain systemic. It will never go away.

In targeting the extent of this issue – this cultural illness, if you will – Gardner of Eden offers not only a scathing critique of the apathy at the root of society, but also a rousing call to action for all those inclined. It's moving, poignant, and darkly humorous, and bears many a viewing, a fresh discovery pending with every push of the "play."


21 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed