Playing by Heart Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The movie is consistently well-acted and features a gallery of characters so affable that it's difficult to actively dislike any of them, or, for that matter, the film as a whole.
January 1, 2000
Mushy yet funny and intelligent, the beautifully executed new film Playing by Heart is an ideal romantic comedy-drama for a winter afternoon.
January 1, 2000
In fact, it could have benefited from having one or two plot threads snipped. But it's hard to argue with any film that boasts a cast of this caliber.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Everyone has his or her moment, although it is the older folks (Connery and Rowlands) and the youngsters (Jolie and Phillippe) who come off best, giving affecting performances in roles that serve as generational bookends in the film.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A strong, though sometimes trite, script and good direction keep all the threads going until the tales intertwine.
January 1, 2000
f you're willing to go with the warmed-over sentimentality and unoriginal situations, you'll be grandly entertained by some of Hollywood's accomplished performers.
January 1, 2000
Jolie's spunky, heartfelt, Oscar-nod-worthy performance is easily the film's best--which is no small feat, considering the caliber of the actors surrounding her.
January 1, 2000
For all its artificiality, Playing by Heart percolates with an earnest charm.
January 1, 2000
I like this film a lot, a genuine grown up movie that will hurt, amuse and amaze its target audience, and maybe surprise you if you are not it.
December 30, 1998
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