The Autumn Heart (1999)

The Autumn Heart





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Steven Maler's first feature film made it's premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Autumn Heart is a heavy melodrama set in 1970 about three daughters who go looking for their long lost brother. What they find is an opened Pandora's box about themselves. Sixteen years have passed since Ann (Tyne Daly) gave up her son and her husband. In that time, she raised only her three older daughters. Now Ann has had a heart attack and asked these three hard-living women (played by Ally Sheedy, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Davidlee Willson
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On DVD: Nov 9, 2004



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Literal and schmaltzy as TV Movie, Steven Maler's old-fashioned family melodrama, about a dying mother and her three daughters, is big in heart but small in vision; it should play well on Lifetime.

Full Review… | February 24, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Autumn Heart

Best Ally Sheedy movie since The Breakfast Club. Plot Summary: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack Davidson) 16 years ago. What they discover is that while they have struggled, their father has become a wealthy man and their brother is in school at Harvard.

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