6.4/10
80
4 user

Following Her Heart (1994)

A Swedish woman, married by arrangement for thirty-five years to a distant, domineering, angry, controlling man is suddenly "set free" upon his premature death. However, although she is ...

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nobody's Children (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An American couple attempt to overcome the bureaucracy stopping them from adopting a Romanian child.

Director: David Wheatley
Stars: Ann-Margret, Dominique Sanda, Jay O. Sanders
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Told mostly in flashbacks, the film tells the story of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman, one of the greatest and probably most famous courtesans of the twentieth century. While not ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Ann-Margret, Mitchell Ryan, Natalie Radford
Il profeta (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Pietro Breccia is a man who has long decided to abandon civilization becoming a hermit, leaving behind the strain of modern life and the futility of consumer society and living for years in... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ann-Margret, Giuseppe Altamurra
Who Will Love My Children? (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Ann-Margret, Frederic Forrest, Cathryn Damon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lena
...
Harry
...
...
Father
...
Kenny
...
Frank
...
Elroy
Tom Key
Deanie Gordon
Sandra Reaves ...
Maisie
...
Nola
...
Jamie (as Carla Dorren)
...
Sam
Pamela Toll ...
Dora
Edit

Storyline

A Swedish woman, married by arrangement for thirty-five years to a distant, domineering, angry, controlling man is suddenly "set free" upon his premature death. However, although she is left with the estate, she is only allowed $300 per month to live on and the trust is administered by her selfish son-in-law, who makes her beg for anything beyond the $300.

She goes on a budget junket trip from her home in Fargo, ND to Nashville, TN. She hopes and dreams that she will be able to perform one of her "I am stuck in a prison" songs written while under her husband's control. In Nashville, she meets her long-time pen-pal and does get a chance to sing a song on stage in a small club. She also meets a man ("Harry" played by George Segal) who is the opposite of her former husband. Harry is sweet, understanding, and liberal. They fall "in love" and get married. Her daughter, who is also under the thumb of an unfaithful husband is herself "liberated" in the end.

Called "family-friendly," but ...

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sing Me the Blues, Lena  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Psychological, with laughter and many tears.
25 February 2002 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

This is a powerful psychological drama (at times). Here is a woman who has been trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband loved his parakeet much more than her. She lived on almost no money, begging for grocery money, but getting a lecture. My heart bleeds for her, because I knew someone who lived like this.

Hubby dies. But his presence is still felt, over and over, by his widow. He left all of his money to someone else, only dribbling a paltry sum to her. She scrapes up enough money to take a bus trip to see the sights.

Suddenly, people seem to like her (a very difficult thing to handle). She makes friends, and begins to feel like a person, instead of just a useless appendage. Things are bumpy, but, little by little, she feels her strength.

I recommend this movie to anyone who thinks that life cannot ever change. Letting go of a painful past can allow a wonderful present ... the skies the limit.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?