Clara's Heart

1988

Drama

39
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 2,105

Synopsis


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Cast

Kathleen Quinlan as Leona Hart
Michael Ontkean as Bill Hart
Neil Patrick Harris as David Hart
Whoopi Goldberg as Clara Mayfield
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991.62 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
108 min
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1.8 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
108 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MarieGabrielle 9 / 10 / 10

Beautiful and sad...

besides the fact that Whoopi Goldberg and Spalding Gray are in this film, this is a very nice set-piece for families in America, who "have it all" yet something is missing. Whoopi Goldberg and Spalding Gray (recently deceased) are the bookends of a tragic story of yet another family that does not work out. Katherine Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, and Michael Ontkean are the family, who cannot hold it together after a baby dies. The shores of Baltimore are well-filmed and beautiful, as well as the scenes in Jamaica, where Quinlan befriends Goldberg, and learns about the complexities of life. This is a film worth watching because there are no pat answers. The audience sees a story true to life, and empathizes with the actors. The cinematography is also noteworthy, and anyone who has experienced loss will not regret watching this film. 9/10.

Reviewed by slightlymad22 10 / 10 / 10

Clara's Heart is full if heart

I recently caught this on TV, and gave it a chance based on the strength of Whoopi Goldberg. In his first acting role Neil Patrick Harris is David a teenager whose parents are in a crumbling marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara (Whoopi Goldberg) is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. After a rocky start she and David develop a close bond. As much as I enjoy Goldberg's comedy roles like "Sister Act" I love it when she does serious work like this. She is an excellent dramatic actress, that should have had more top roles. Patrick Harris is simply superb, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work here. David's parents seem so self-absorbed and unconcerned about their son's welfare. I really felt sorry for him. The ending is not a "happily ever after" one, but also not horrible either.... it's nice to see something realistic for a change. It reminded me of the ending to Mrs Doubtfire.

Reviewed by litlbit2001 10 / 10 / 10

Loved it when I was kid and love it as an adult.,,,,,,,,

Loved it when I first saw it and will always love it. It's one of those 80's movies that tears at your heart strings without being to sappy. It makes the viewer aware that this kind of things are happening in other households and that it's actually something that's real and not made up. If you watch it as a kid and then watch it as an adult you may learn more about it. This is one movie I want on DVD, because it shows that like others have mentioned, it's not a happy ever ending, but a realistic ending. David learns some valuable lessons as he is trying to deal with his guilt of his baby sister's death. Remember when he wanted to save a toy of hers and Clara tells him no. (I haven't watched it in a long time so I don't know exactly what she say, but it's something to think about.) I love this movie and always will. I think everyone should see this movie.

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