An Affair of the Heart (2012)
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Critic Reviews for An Affair of the Heart
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.
Minor curio about Rick Springfield's devoted fan base has less weight than a VH1 Behind the Music special.
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.
An agreeable documentary about the pop singer Rick Springfield and his legions of female fans ...
It doesn't matter how many of these moments are self-flattering; the subtext is clear enough.
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.
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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