The Price of a Broken Heart

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  • NR
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.3  (245)

The movie The Price of a Broken Heart, released in 1999, is a drama that explores the aftermath of a tragic love triangle that leaves everyone involved shattered. The film stars Park Overall, Laura Innes, and Timothy Carhart in the lead roles. The story revolves around the life of one successful and ambitious journalist named Jodie Colter, portrayed by Laura Innes. Jodie is an independent woman, driven by her determination to achieve success and recognition. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she falls in love with a charming and charismatic businessman, Grant Farnsworth (played by Timothy Carhart).

Grant is already married to another woman named Cynthia (Park Overall), who is a mother of two. When Jodie discovers Grant is married, she ends the relationship, and he goes back to his wife. However, Cynthia is unaware of Grant's affair with Jodie and realizes only after accidentally discovering a letter.

Cynthia confronts Grant, and after a heated argument, Grant loses his patience and hits Cynthia, causing her to fall down from the stairs. Cynthia announces that he will never see his children again and Grant leaves the house. However, Cynthia can't deny the love she still has for her husband, despite his betrayal, and much to her own confusion, she visits him at his hotel.

Grant has fallen apart since his loss of Jodie, and decides to commit suicide by jumping off the hotel. As Cynthia watches from the window, Grant jumps, and becomes permanently disabled. Cynthia decides to take care of him, despite the resentment towards him, for the sake of her children, who are fond of their father.

The movie's plot follows the characters as they deal with the consequences of their fateful choices and hidden desires. In a series of events, the characters' lives unravel before the audience's eyes. The film reflects on love, loss, forgiveness, and ultimately, the price one pays for a broken heart.

Park Overall delivers a strong performance as Cynthia, playing the role of a betrayed wife struggling to cope with her emotions, as she carries the weight of her husband's disability and her own decisions. Laura Innes portrays Jodie, the ambitious journalist, with conviction and determination, while Timothy Carhart impresses with his subtlety and melancholy as Grant.

The Price of a Broken Heart offers an insightful look into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of infidelity. It empathetically shows how love and betrayal can bring out the best and worst in people, forcing them to make choices that will impact the rest of their lives. The film ends on a hopeful note, highlighting the importance of moving on and starting anew.

Overall, The Price of a Broken Heart is a well-made drama that is sure to keep the audiences emotionally invested through its brilliant performances and compelling storyline. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves to explore human emotions and relationships.

The Price of a Broken Heart is a 1999 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (245)