An Affair of the Heart (2012)

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Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield's fans perplexing, but if his 17 Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl", or his run on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake didn't convince you, watching him blast out live performances with straight-on charisma and spontaneously dropping in on fans most certainly will. Somewhere in between the introvert plagued with lifelong depression and the 60-something extrovert who still performs 80 to 100 high energy concerts a year, lies the real Rick … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 15, 2013
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for An Affair of the Heart

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

While she creates an affectionate portrait of the charismatic musician, helmer Sylvia Caminer is really concerned with the meaning of fandom; anyone harboring an inexplicable or arcane passion could conceivably be interested.

Full Review… | October 23, 2012
Variety
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Minor curio about Rick Springfield's devoted fan base has less weight than a VH1 Behind the Music special.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Affair of the Heart's focus is so vaguely sketched out that it ultimately could be about any grateful artist who enjoys a modicum of celebrity years after his initial success.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
Village Voice
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An agreeable documentary about the pop singer Rick Springfield and his legions of female fans ...

Full Review… | October 9, 2012
New York Times
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It doesn't matter how many of these moments are self-flattering; the subtext is clear enough.

Full Review… | October 9, 2012
Time Out
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Although it veers dangerously into whitewash territory several times, the movie wears its heart on its sleeve, which is appropriate for a film full of Springfield's poppy hard-rock music and the unbridled enthusiasm of his loyal fans.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
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Audience Reviews for An Affair of the Heart

Rick Springfield might be a joke to some, but not to the fans in this documentary. Director Sylvia Caminer is able to portray a rock icon that never really was, through the eyes of his fans. You get to know more about how big of a star Rick Springfield could have been if his fans had their way. Unfortunately, not all of the stories are as compelling as Caminer wants them to be, some are, but not all. And if you're not a huge fan of Springfield already, you probably won't be won over. However, you might have some fun.

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The thing I learned from this documentary is that it's not the musicians fault for why the 2 wives r ditching their family just to see him more than once a year. It's the wives fault!

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