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A Heartbeat Away

A Heartbeat Away (2010)

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Release Date: Dec 31, 2010 Wide

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Born from a wealthy family, Yeon-hee is an affluent woman who runs an exclusive kindergarten for the rich. Her only wish, after her husband passed away, is for their 8-year-old daughter to become healthy by getting a heart transplant.

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For those unfortunate enough to be locked in a room with this film, look out for Isabel Lucas' eyewatering recreation of the famous dance scene from Flashdance, for anyone else, take heart in staying away from A Heartbeat Away.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

In its lofty ambition to reach the heights of Baz Luhrman inspired fantasy, A Heartbeat Away ends up becoming the worse type of Australian bred fantastical farce.

March 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Unspeakably bad...This film will do nobody any good and should not have been released.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

I'm describing it as being like the pilot for a cheesy 90s sitcom that no television network wanted to buy.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

According to our hipster hero, you can't get more sonically 2011 than Red Hot Chili Peppers. So in the spirit of such whip-smart with-it-ness, a message to all involved with the making of A Heartbeat Away: give it away, give it away, give it away, NOW!

March 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

It smells like desperation to me.

March 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

It's very clunky and very clichéd.

March 17, 2011 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

Not only does [Edwards'] approach fail, it nosedives into terminal velocity, rendering A Heartbeat Away an annoying, close to distressing, viewing experience.

March 17, 2011 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

So determined that audiences will love it that it falls into the trap of feel-good cliches.

March 16, 2011 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

Seriously: you have no idea how badly you need to make sure you and your loved ones stay away from this.

March 14, 2011 Full Review Source: The Vine
The Vine

For the most part, this proves a flat and underwhelming affair which redeems itself with a solid ending and a strong ensemble cast.

March 14, 2011 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Struggles to find the right tone to elevate the basic elements to something more than the sum of their parts

March 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

While the film clearly has a good heart, the emotional arc is totally missing and as the tale comes to its climactic conclusion, we feel little of the elation that we should be experiencing

March 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

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