The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)

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An unexpected pregnancy threatens to tear a family apart, but just might bring them closer together than ever before in this emotional family drama. Eli is approaching 60 when he learns that his new wife is expecting. When his two adult daughters Dom and Justine hear the news, their first reaction is outrage; Dom has been attempting to adopt a child for months with no success, and frivolous Justine couldn't make a commitment if her life depended on it. Troubled by the ever-widening chasm between himself and Justine, Eli furtively befriends all of her exes. But when Justine surprises everyone by falling in love, Eli's plan to get better acquainted with his daughter threatens to blow up in his face.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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First Run Features

Cast

Mélanie Laurent
as Justine Dhrey
Michel Blanc
as Eli Dhrey
Manu Payet
as Atom
Claude Perron
as Suzanne Dhrey
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Critic Reviews for The Day I Saw Your Heart

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...one of those movies that will engage you while you are watching it, but you might have trouble remembering much about it afterward.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
The Jewish Advocate

Audience Reviews for The Day I Saw Your Heart

½

I thought this was a damn good movie right here because it does deal with something very real in a sweet and touching manner without coming across as over the top or overtly sentimental. It explores the relationship between a father and a daughter and seeing how the father's only way he can get to know Justine is through his friendships with her exes. He does this as he was away for most of Justine's childhood as he was touring throat world in a jazz band. Justine hasn't exactly been distant from her father but she keeps him as far away from her life as is humanly possible while still seeing him. And Justine drives an even bigger wedge between them when she finds out her father and his current wife are gonna have a child. Sometimes Justine comes across as unlikable and irrational, seeing how her father is such a fun man to be around, but at the same time her anger is understandable as it's clear that his absence in her life had a huge effect in the adult she became. Dating lots of guys and quickly dumping them for fear of getting attached. So the movie definitely explores some familiar themes but it does so in an entertaining manner and with surprising complexity. The acting is pretty damn good either as is the writing. I don't really have much to say, but this is a really good movie about the importance of family. Perhaps the pacing was a little iffy, but the movie is still worth watching.

Jesse Ortega
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