Heart and Souls (1993)




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Heart and Souls is an odd reincarnation comedy about a man (Robert Downey Jr.) who has been haunted his entire life by four souls (Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick, Alfre Woodard, Tom Sizemore), who are only visible to himself, and who all died in a bus accident on the night that he was born. Once he becomes a man, he is forced to finish what they could not complete, and each of the four souls inhabits his body at different times as he attempts to take care of their business.
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Robert Downey Jr.
as Thomas Reilly
Bob Newhart
as Bob Newhart
Eric Lloyd
as Thomas Reilly (age 7)
B.B. King
as Himself
Charles Grodin
as Harrison Winslow
Alfre Woodard
as Penny Washington
David Paymer
as Hal the Bus Driver
Tom Sizemore
as Milo Peck
Kurtwood Smith
as Jeffrey Patterson
Marc Shaiman
as Piano Accompanist
Richard Portnow
as Max Marco
Luana Anders
as Records Bureaucrat
George Maguire (II)
as Music Director
Bill Calvert
as Frank Reilly
Sean O'Bryan
as John McBride
Tony Genaro
as Man at Farmhouse
Lisa Lucas
as Eva Reilly
John Durbin
as Stage Manager
Eric Poppick
as Mr. Polito
Janet MacLachlan
as Agnes Miller
Will Nye
as Frank's Football Buddy
James Toney
as B.B. King Band Member
Richard Roat
as Anne's Dad
Wren T. Brown
as Sgt. Wm. Barclay
Lorinne Vozoff
as Anne's Mom
John Goodwin
as Security Guard
Chasiti Hampton
as Shirley Washington
Ed Hooks
as Jim
Tony Coleman
as B.B. King Band Member
Janet Rotblatt
as Mrs. Brodsky
Melvin Jackson
as B.B. King Band Member
Michael Halton
as Motorcycle Cop
Janette Caldwell
as Woman in Cadillac
Wanya Green
as Diane Washington
Jacob Kenner
as Duane Dortmueller (age 10)
Javar David Levingston
as Billy Washington
Shannon Orrock
as Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon
as Singer at Audition
Leon Warren
as B.B. King Band Member
Michael Doster
as B.B. King Band Member
Calep Emphrey Jr.
as B.B. King Band Member
Warren King
as B.B. King Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Heart and Souls

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (2)

I have remained fond of Heart and Souls, despite its annoying power to leave not a dry eye in the house.

Full Review… | March 18, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

Nice ensemble fantasy-comedy with Robert Downey.

June 12, 2005

A terrific cast helps to make less-than terrific material work.

June 29, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Sappy and overly sentimental. I still liked it, for some reason.

March 5, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

A touching, sentimental little piece of fluff.

December 25, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

...will likely leave you smiling throughout.

November 12, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Heart and Souls

Probably the most bizarre normal movie i've ever come in contact with. It has some truly nutty and flat out weird moments, but when you have a ghost premise it all becomes subjective as to what you should expect. Robert Downey Jr. really doesn't get the credit he deserves for his multiple performances. Not only does he play a very great mid-nineties yuppie, but equally convincing interpretations of the four ghosts. His middle aged black lady is my favorite, but sexed up Kyra Sedgwick is almost just as good. The story is totally unique, no other ghost movie really tries to do what this did. It presents the idea of an unfinished life in a way that makes the viewer want to take advantage of the time they have.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Robert Downey, Jr. Lyte. A cute but unexceptional offering from the director of Tremors and City Slickers.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Funny and so moving in the end. Great cast and, did I mention, funny.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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