Reasons of the Heart

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  • TV-PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.8  (165)

Reasons of the Heart is a 1996 romantic drama film that was produced by Eric Bercovici and directed by Rick Jacobson. It stars Terry Farrell, Jim Davidson, and Mimi Kennedy in lead roles. The film follows the story of a successful advertising executive named Alexia (Terry Farrell), who seems to have everything she needs in her life – a lucrative job, a handsome boyfriend, and a luxurious apartment. However, her seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has breast cancer.

Alexia decides to leave her job and boyfriend behind and moves to a small town where she meets a man named Sam (Jim Davidson), who runs a cozy bed and breakfast. His warm personality and his kindness make her feel at home, and she decides to stay at his place until her treatments are over.

Sam's estranged wife (Mimi Kennedy) shows up at the bed and breakfast and causes some conflict between the two characters. As the story develops, we see the characters face their fears and overcome their personal struggles. Alexia grapples with her illness and the emotional toll it takes on her, while Sam tries to find closure with his estranged wife.

The chemistry between Terry Farrell and Jim Davidson is undeniable and their interactions are laced with a sense of tenderness and vulnerability that makes the film gripping. The characters are flawed and realistic, which makes them relatable and endearing.

The cinematography is stunning, capturing the picturesque countryside and highlighting the beauty of the town. The scenes are well-choreographed and the music complements the film admirably.

The film’s plot is engaging and has a deep emotional impact on the viewer. It explores the themes of love, loss, and redemption, and it does so with great sensitivity. The plot is realistic and doesn't rely on cheap gimmicks or sentimentality to make an impact.

The dialogue is well-written and the acting is top-notch. Terry Farrell is excellent in her role as a conflicted and vulnerable woman who is struggling to come to terms with her illness. Jim Davidson is charming and delivers a standout performance that elevates the film. Mimi Kennedy also gives a solid performance as Sam's estranged wife.

The film does an excellent job of presenting the emotional toll that cancer can have on both the patient and the people around them. It portrays the hardships that cancer patients have to go through and the struggles they face while trying to come to terms with their illness. The film also explores the impact that cancer can have on personal relationships and how it can bring people closer together.

Overall, Reasons of the Heart is a beautifully crafted film that explores the complexities of love and loss. The film's touching performances, engaging plot, and stunning cinematography make it an unforgettable cinematic experience. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves romantic drama films with emotional depth.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.8  (165)