By Mike D'Angelo
December 11, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Eden

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”Let your spirits soar,” suggests the tag line for the earnest drama Eden about a 1965 housewife (Joanna Going), contending with both a patronizing husband (Dylan Walsh) and multiple sclerosis, who discovers astral projection. You may find soaring a bit tricky, however, with the millstone of the picture’s clunky symbolism around your neck. The title is perhaps forgivable (the setting is a prep school called Mount Eden), but when Going’s plight is underlined with a subplot in which her kids find a bird with a broken wing — complete with lengthy discussions about whether to keep it in a cage — you’re apt to want to force-feed writer-director Howard Goldberg fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Seriously Moth-Eaten Clichés. D

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