Random Hearts

1999

Drama / Mystery / Romance

98
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 19,223

Synopsis


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Cast

Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton
Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee
Kate Mara as Summer Jones / Wonder
Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers
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1.19 GB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
133 min
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2.45 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
133 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Logicaliman 8 / 10 / 10

Drama, Romance, a little Sex, a little Action Good Acting; Saw Twice.

True, there are some goofs, for the one who wants to find them. They're not important, though. The primary feature of this film is watching veteran expert actors do their craft. Kristin Scott Thomas is beautiful and plays well the part of a strong woman, but one who has been hurt. Same for Harrison Ford, who, for the ladies, is just as beau as Kristin is belle for us guys. Their hurt at the hands of their adulterous spouses brings them together in an awkward manner, but one in which they find support in each other. How they evoke their hurt feelings and their humanity within on th screen is why these are such sought performers. The viewer cannot help but feel what they feel, nor can one help wanting to cheer them when they're together. Yes, there are several action scenes involving angry corrupt cops, but they only spice it up a little, and are not a significant part of the movie. For the lover of music, Dave Grusin provides a superb Jazz based background, featuring trumpeter Terrence Blanchard. Like the actors, Grusin shows why he is one of the most sought musical consultants in the movie business. Blanchard shows why he's one the premiere trumpeters on the scene. Not a movie for the lovers of guts, blood, and gore. But for those who want to see a lot of what makes us feel inside, watch a beautiful English actress with big expressive blue eyes who can act, like Harrison Ford, to the endless soothing accompaniment courtesy of Dave Grusin and Terrence Blanchard, this is a move to watch with someone you love. Preferably in bed. I thought it deserved at least an 8.

Reviewed by nelsoneddy 10 / 10 / 10

absorbing, ultimately unsatisfying

Random Hearts snuck up on me. Criticized for the implausibility of a) the premise and b) the pairing of an IA cop and a Congresswoman, as well as for its slowness, the film felt just fine to me , and even ended up being surprisingly absorbing. I found my interest engaged as the film cut back and forth between Ford's and Thomas's lives as they first found out about, and dealt in very different ways in very different environments with, their spouses' deaths and the subsequent revelation that they were involved with other people. It could happen; two people's philandering spouses could be on the same plane, the plane could go down, the survivors could be brought together by the aftermath. So what if it's improbable? Improbable is not the same as far-fetched. So..what if it did happen? Why not speculate? Ford's and Thomas's performances are believable and nuanced. Instead of finding their coupling implausible (opposite sides of the tracks--give me a break) I felt it driven by a grief and betrayal neither party knew how to deal with. The script does not bring them together too soon or too easily, and the end of the film does not resolve their relationship conventionally, either. Where I find it unsatisfying is when the dialogue brings up interesting wrinkles in or insights into the ramifications of the situation, personal and professional, but never seems to pursue any of them very far. And if you make the mistake of thinking about it too hard, Harrison Ford does seem about 10 years too old for the part. For five and a half bucks at Wal-Mart, with full length director commentary and behind-the-scenes featurette, the DVD is well worth owning. I don't think I would pay $20 for it on a bet, but my wife might. OK, ten...

Reviewed by simon_van_der_kruk 10 / 10 / 10

underrated movie

I didn't believe my eyes when I saw that this movie was valued with just a 4.8. This is a very interesting movie. It isn't a typical Hollywood movie, it demands from the watcher some work. But when you are in the movie, you'll get a lot! The most important: excellent work from Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas. Their characters are going through heavy times and both Harrison and Kristin succeed fine very well in bringing their characters emotion to the audience. The script is excellent. The subject is most interesting. The subject is very thorough worked out. It could happen in real. And finally: directed by Sidney Pollack. So that means first class quality. Watch this great movie and enjoy, you won't be disappointed!

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