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Untamed Heart (1993)

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Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Tragedy strikes.

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Caroline has not had much luck in love. Boyfriends seem to either leave her or cheat on her. Then she meets a shy, introverted man at work named Adam. When leaving work one day, two men attack her. Adam comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, retaliation by the attackers sends Adam to the hospital where he finds out he has a diseased heart. Adam is an orphan and was told he had a baboon's heart. He refuses a transplant, as he believes his love for Caroline is contained in his damaged heart. Before tragedy can strike, they have a passionate but brief romance. Adam opens up to Caroline and he, in turn, heals her broken heart. Written by msdebello@aol.com

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He doesn't make sense. She doesn't make sense. Together they make sense.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$18,899,204 (USA)
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Johnny Depp turned down the role of Adam. See more »

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When Caroline is getting ready to meet her boyfriend at the beginning of the movie, we see her sweep a bunch of makeup off of her dressing table and into her purse, then she walks off the screen to the right. When she comes back, the makeup is back on the dressing table. See more »

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Adam: You are my peace.
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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
Written by Margo Timmins (as Timmins), Michael Timmins (as Timmins), Richard Rodgers (as Rodgers) and Lorenz Hart (as Hart)
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of The RCA Records, Label of BMG Music
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Tomei shines in touching romance about the working class
10 July 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Young, outgoing waitress Caroline (Marisa Tomei) still lives at home with her parents and younger brother. Although she has had her heart broken numerous times, she has not become cynical about love. Adam (Christian Slater) is a busboy at the same restaurant as Caroline; he is, however, a shy recluse who doesn't relate to people very well. Yet, when a crisis occurs, it is Adam who comes to Caroline's rescue. For the first time, she sees him in a different light and they begin a loving relationship. Caroline is finally experiencing the happiness she deserves and Adam is opening his life to someone else. Still, something from Adam's past comes forward to haunt them. Will they find a happy ending?

This is an extremely touching and humorous love story about working-class people. The movie has many candid scenes about restaurant life and the people who work there. Also, Tomei gives a sweet, irresistible performance that warms the heart. Although one may need a kleenex or two before the film is over, its loving atmosphere will remain with the viewer for a long time. Recommended for everyone searching for a film to provide a feel-good-about-life day at the movies.


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