Strangers Heart

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Product Overview

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.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 206494041
UPC 796019809634
UPC 14 00796019809634
Format DVD
Release Date 2/5/2008
Cast & Crew
Andy Wolk - Director
Christine Kelley - Editor
Gina Hecht - Actor
Kelli Pryor - Writer
Kevin Kilner - Actor
Lawrence Shragge - Original Music By
Matt Fitzsimons - Producer
Maximo Munzi - Cinematographer
Peter Dobson - Actor
Robert Halmi, Jr. - Executive Producer
Samantha Mathis - Actor
Scott H. Campbell - Production Designer
ReviewSource Variety
Review 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.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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