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Sean Connery, Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart

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  • Movie
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Playing by Heart, a dramedy about lovelorn couples, plays like a short-attention-span ”Hannah and Her Sisters.” As in Woody Allen’s masterpiece, three sisters link multiple stories, but this film switches between couples after every scene — resulting in narrative whiplash. Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands fare the best as parents grappling with a long-forgotten indiscretion; Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe find romance in clubland; Gillian Anderson and Jon Stewart tiptoe toward love. Yet with relationship patter that sounds like acting-class exercises, almost none of these stories feel true.

Playing by Heart
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 120 minutes
director
  • Willard Carroll

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