Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

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  • Summary: Trinogomous? Marriage-a-trois? Monogamy but with more than one person? How does one talk about the unusual relationship between Sam, Smantha and Steven? After all, this is one of those stories you WILL want to talk about. (ThinkFilm)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    A streak of pitch-black humor, some bawdy detours and a touch of sanguine, sun-baked poetry Sam Peckinpah would have liked.
  2. The documentary fascinates not only because of its subject matter but because the three people - whose backgrounds are individually developed - are so likable.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    That rare documentary whose first half could have been written by Rosie O'Donnell, the second half by Pat Robertson.
  4. With Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family, documentarian Susan Kaplan has achieved the enviable effect of eavesdropping on her subjects for a meaningful exploration of the possibilities and the limits within any relationship.
  5. 70
    Beyond the buzz of iconoclasm, our explorers find a regular troubled marriage, only with three sides to every problem.
  6. The admirably tasteful result is a social study far more suited for the likes of Oprah Winfrey than Jerry Springer.
  7. 40
    There’s nothing postmodern about this "family," unless postmodern means never having to grow up.

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