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Crooked Hearts (1991)

How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

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Tom (as Pete Berg)
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Eileen
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Jennetta
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Julie (as Deanna Jean Milligan)
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Bonita (as Sasha Moisewitsch)
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Tom (11 years)
Ryan Jorgenson ...
Ask (9 years)
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Limber Watkins
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Charley's Friend
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A young man leaves college and re-enters life with his dysfunctional family. Slowly, long-buried secrets involving their father are unraveled and the animosities between the father and older brother are revealed. As the past is revealed, new tragedies pulls the family together at last. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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6 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Brustna hjärtan  »

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$31,000
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Film debut of Joshua Jackson. See more »

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Charley: This family's like a drug, and we're all junkies.
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I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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a little Shakespearean gem
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film recently on cable and found it almost Shakespearean in its depiction of family trouble: fundamental character flaws or weaknesses leading to tragedy, pride keeping the truth from being known when it would be better to bring things out in the open, old secrets coming back to wreak havoc.

It's not always an easy film to watch, because you want to stop certain things from happening. But every character is multi-dimensional and real, and - as in Shakespeare - there is humor in the story and hope for recovery and redemption in the end. I cared about these people and their situation.

Slow going at times, but give it a chance - it lingers.


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