Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Mystery

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Widowed Liz Garfield and her son Bobby change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan enters their lives.




  • Anthony Hopkins at an event for Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Anthony Hopkins at an event for Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Hope Davis and Anton Yelchin in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Anthony Hopkins at an event for Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Mika Boorem and Anton Yelchin in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  • Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

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27 March 2018 | Platypuschow
| Hearts in Atlantis: Magical enough to be enjoyable, not magical enough to standout
Hearts in Atlantis is another Stephen King adaptation I wasn't aware of, it stars Anthony Hopkins, David Morse, and the taken before his time Anton Yelchin.

It tells the story of a small bullied boy, his father has passed away and his mother isn't fullfilling her duties as a parent. When a mysterious man appears in his life everything changes.

I had no idea what to expect but was quickly gripped, it was standard King stuff from small town America to flashbacks of youth to that wonderful charm they all seem to have.

The movie immediatly whispers sweet promises in your ear, you know something is coming and you'll expect it to be big! Sadly it doesn't entirely deliver, in fact I found the big "Revelation" very underwhelming. Don't get me wrong it was okay but not on the level I had expected.

Hearts in Atlantis is a beautiful quaint little tale, but is not one of those big epic life changing experiences that occasionally cross our paths.

The Good:

Cast are on point

Looks and sounds wonderful

Very charming

The Bad:

The twist is very weak

Feels like it should have been better

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Anthony Hopkins simply can do no wrong can he?

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Release Date:

28 September 2001



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Virginia, USA

Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,021,494 30 September 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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