Playing by Heart (1998)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

Playing by Heart (1998) Poster

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in Los Angeles.




  • Sean Connery at an event for Playing by Heart (1998)
  • Gillian Anderson at an event for Playing by Heart (1998)
  • Ryan Phillippe and Angelina Jolie in Playing by Heart (1998)
  • Gillian Anderson and Jon Stewart in Playing by Heart (1998)
  • Gillian Anderson and Willard Carroll in Playing by Heart (1998)
  • Gillian Anderson at an event for Playing by Heart (1998)

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22 November 2004 | sylenski
| Positively Charming . . .
When I first came across this movie I was somewhat unconvinced by the blurb given on the back of the DVD. However, I decided to give it a chance any way (mostly due to the excellent ensemble cast) and I found that I was completely surprised - this movie was positively charming ! Granted, it is not without its slightly exaggerated moments but in the end this does nothing but add to its charm ! Angelina Jolie's character, Joan is delightful if somewhat melodramatic and Gillian Anderson does a great job as the relationship-shy Meredith enraptured with, yet afraid to commit to, the charismatic Trent. Sean Connery's performance is effortless and the rest of the cast are all excellent as well. There are light moments and completely heart-breaking moments but all in all - it ends on such a high note of hope that one cannot help but be delighted !

Definitely worth your time - 9/10

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,669 3 January 1999

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