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  • Summary: Upper crust England before, during and after WWII provides the backdrop for The Heart of Me, a richly emotional drama about the seductive -- and destructive -- nature of passion. (ThinkFilm)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 90
    Its intelligent characterizations make it one of the best movies I've seen this year.
  2. 75
    Surely it’s a credit to this luminous cast that the characters can behave in such despicable ways yet still command one’s sympathy.
  3. Perhaps The Heart of Me's greatest success is the way it avoids turning any of its characters into villains. They all act badly at times, but we feel for them just the same; they never lose our sympathy. Weepy or not, that's an accomplishment any kind of film can feel proud of.
  4. If you want to drift through emotional turmoil and a harrowing loss of security both personal and national, this project may provide some soggy satisfaction.
  5. 50
    Madeleine's such a cold bitch that the adulterous lovers' anguished scruples scan like inert masochism.
  6. 42
    By a certain point The Heart of Me becomes pointlessly depressing and unlikable without offering insight.
  7. 10
    Terribly tragic, terribly romantic and, ultimately, terribly, terribly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. R.B.
    Apr 1, 2006
    3
    Pretentious with ultimately unsympathetic characters.

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