Technicolor melodrama won't leave viewers feeling too ╬Far from Heaven'
Oh, how happy the 1950s housewife is. Smiling as she vacuums the living room floor. Her children are so charming, always so well behaved and excited about their chores. But what really holds this family together is Dad. He works hard and, at the end of the day, deserves a hot meal.
The '50s churn up visions of finely clipped green lawns, children saying the Pledge of Allegiance with pride, and Mother hollering "Dinnertime!" from the front door. Each decade has its multitude of clichÄs and bold images such as these, chiseled into our minds like an old Time magazine cover.