Cross My Heart (1987)




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Martin Short and Annette O'Toole star in this comedy documenting a date from hell. Short is David, a sunglasses salesman, who makes a date with Kathy (Annette O'Toole) in order to celebrate his new promotion. David and Kathy have gone out a few times before, but they both think that this is the date that will put both of them over the top, convinced that they have finally found the right person. With anxiety in their hearts, they both prepare anxiously for the date. But there is trouble on the horizon. Before heading out on the date, David discovers that instead of getting a promotion, he has been fired. Afraid that Kathy will think that he is loser, he doesn't tell her that he lost his job. He has also borrowed the car and the apartment of his friend Bruce (Paul Reiser) for the date, permitting her to think that they all belong to him. But Kathy hasn't been entirely truthful to David either. For example, she has conveniently forgotten to tell him about the existence of her seven-year-old daughter.
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Comedy , Romance
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MCA Universal Home Video

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Martin Short
as David Morgan
Paul Reiser
as Bruce Gaynor
Jessica Puscas
as Jessica
Lee Arenberg
as Parking Attendant
Jason Stuart
as Waiter
Shelley Taylor Morgan
as Woman in Restaurant
Eric Poppick
as Maitre d'
Lori Hall
as Woman Outside Restaurant
Mary Gillis
as Cashier
Patty Regan
as Waitress
Marti Muller
as Girl in Car
David Nail
as Convenience Store Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Cross My Heart

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

This material, however promising, would be better suited to an extended skit.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What director Armyan Bernstein does with this premise is courageous and ambitious, but only fitfully successful.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A less-filling helping of Bedroom Farce Lite.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Cross My Heart reveals that honesty is the best policy for dating couples.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Wanna see Annette O'Toole naked? nah me either.

September 17, 2002

It sure isn't great, but Short and O'Toole make a surprisingly charming pair.

July 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Cross My Heart

This gets one more star for the second half of the movie, which I loved. The first half is slow and pretty boring. It's just a third date. And it feels like you get to see every minute of their dull date. The second half of the movie is when things pick up, when the movie gets funny, and when we get entertained finally. This movie could have been better if it just made the beginning part quicker, and showed more of the second half.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

The story was short and not all there. If you want to see Annette O'Toole's boobs or Martin Short's butt, then you must watch this movie. But other than that, it really was not that good.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

(** 1/2): [img][/img] The story intrigued me but the two leads got on my nerves more and more as the film went on. A near-miss.


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