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Three of Hearts (1993)

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If there had been no production code in force for American films of the 1930s, Three of Hearts would have made the perfect screwball comedy: a love triangle between a lesbian, a hired male escort, and a bisexual woman. Connie (Kelly Lynch), a lesbian, is a nurse who has fallen in love with Ellen (Sherilyn Fenn), a bisexual teacher at New York University who has just ended a bitter love affair with a man. Connie is in love with Ellen, so is comes as a complete shock to her when Ellen announces that she "needs space" and wants to move on to other relationships. Connie is devastated and determined not to let Connie get away. At the height of this emotional crisis, Connie hires Joe (William Baldwin), a male escort, to accompany her to her sister's wedding. Connie and Joe have a fine time at the wedding and Connie hatches an idea to get Ellen back: Joe will turn on his charm and get Ellen to fall in love with him, then suddenly dump her. Hating men even more than before, Connie figures this will drive Ellen back into Connie's arms. But all the plans come to naught when Joe falls in love with his intended victim, Ellen.
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    R
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    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Cec Verrell
as Allison
Ann Ryerson
as Woman Auditioning
Joshua Grenrock
as Photographer
Jill Jaress
as Operator
Ken Magee
as Operator
Maria Heggnes
as Bride's Mother
Ebyslaw Kogut
as Bride's Father
Lin Shaye
as Operator
Liliana Overman
as Lead Singer
Mitchell Group
as Elevator Operator
Tawny Kitaen
as Woman in Bar
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Critic Reviews for Three of Hearts

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

Though timely in subject, this romantic comedy, with William Baldwin at the center of a triangle, is shallow and contrived, but there's still some pleasure to be had.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Shallow and virtually compromised out of existence.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Innovative and interesting renderings of relationships are at a premium; it's obviously much easier to stick a few characters into stock situations and let the plot grind to a stopping point.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

A two-hour anticlimax, Three of Hearts manages to offend just about everyone -- women, men, lesbians, heterosexuals, prostitutes and, most of all, moviegoers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

An engaging romantic comedy.

Full Review… | January 2, 2004
TheMovieReport.com

[E]gregiously misunderstood.

Full Review… | October 8, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Three of Hearts

½

This movie cracks me up. Billy Baldwin as the male escort with a heart of gold. Dumped girlfriend hiring him to get her girlfriend back. Joe Pantoliano as the the pimp! This film is a mess and I found it entertaining.

jwasu rtesa
jwasu rtesa

I liked it for the story about the two women, but the parts involving William Baldwin are a little silly. Would have been much better as a movie about a lesbian relationship falling apart.

Mireya S
Mireya S

Urgh, this was appalling. One of those "look at me, I'm so trendy" early 90s films that flirted with bisexuality and/or a girl-guy-girl love triangle; the desperation here is palpable and the writing, acting and direction are all sub-sub-par. I sat though this when - for some reason I hope never to explain - I had a fixation for William Baldwin films. I don't want to talk about this anymore.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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