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When a woman with a debilitating illness takes an unexpected journey of the heart, her uncanny connection to a little girl enlightens both of them to the wonderful mysteries of life. Where their hearts lead them next is a miracle that changes the meaning of family, of love, and of faith.
To be fair, Hallmark Channel's target movie audience knows precisely what to expect -- a combination of hankie-waving and moral uplift. That said, there is something vaguely creepy about "A Stranger's Heart," a romance built around two people who meet while awaiting heart transplants and gradually bond as both are mysteriously drawn toward the orphaned child of the couple whose hearts they inherited...Actually, the concept of a romance between these heart patients -- and little wrinkles, like how understandably tentative they are about having sex -- wouldn't be such a bad backdrop by itself, though writer Kelli Pryor seems to be engaged in a contest to see how many groaning lines with "heart" she can incorporate into the dialogue...Still, the subplot involving the kid is simply bizarre -- neither fully embracing its spiritual dimension nor the not-terribly-reassuring notion that while she's lost mom and dad, she can take solace in -- what, being close to their hearts?...Mathis and Dobson give it the old college try, but there's only so much that can be wrung from material this stilted, which requires a magical touch and, under director Andy Wolk, finds none. Think of it as a trip to Oz where the Wizard grants just one wish: The movie has a little heart, to be sure; now if it only had a brain.