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Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2004)

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In his early twenties, Sam Cagnina, oldest son of a Mafia hit man, meets Steven, a handsome 19-year old college student and they fall in love. Then, after a few years Sam offers Steven a "... See full summary »


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Sam Cagnina Sam Cagnina ... Himself
Steven Margolin Steven Margolin ... Himself
Samantha Singh Samantha Singh ... Herself


In his early twenties, Sam Cagnina, oldest son of a Mafia hit man, meets Steven, a handsome 19-year old college student and they fall in love. Then, after a few years Sam offers Steven a "visionary" idea. What if they could find a woman who would fall in love with both of them and agree to live in a "trio" relationship? They spend the next 7 years dating and looking for that special woman. Finally, they meet Samantha, a young, struggling actress. THREE OF HEARTS explores this very unique trio union as they negotiate their living arangements, fall in love and open one of the hottest wellness centres in New York City. Everyone who comes in contact with them is never quite sure how the relationship works. But the one thing which seems certain is their love for each other. Written by TAHIR

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One woman. two men. One bed. How does this work?



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language






Release Date:

2 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei Herzen - Eine postmoderne Familie See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,482, 23 October 2005

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Bravo Cable, Cactus Three See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a beautiful portrait of human experiences and the strive for happiness within modern society
21 July 2005 | by nicolechiuSee all my reviews

this movie was an amazing journey to follow through these people and their lives, as well as the effect of their 'lifestyle choice' upon family members and outsiders.

ultimately the movie is about self-acceptance and responsibility. bringing to light all the issues faced by people of such situations and also really allowing them to voice their experiences.

i completely fell in love with all of them because their love was actually very real. it was incomprehensible to me before i entered the theatre and yet by the end of the movie my heart was aching for all of them.

i found the movie incredibly moving. i guess you end up feeling as if you've just met three new friends and you empathise with all of them as they share their lives with you. it was all just so real.

it has nothing to do with the kinky connotations of such a situation and everything to do with three people in this world craving the security and foundations of a truly and deeply loving relationship, and wherein they could create a beautiful, happy world to bring up children into.

that then, of course, complicates things further as children tend to do with people and their lives...

suddenly issues are magnified and responsibilities are evident.

the wonderful thing about this movie is that the characters are so honest. and in their honesties you see their strive towards the ultimate goal of living a happy and fulfilling life.

it is inspirational to see how they have had to deal with all the pressures of society and family members and really end up dealing with themselves as they are.

and it just doesn't matter if you are gay, straight, or whatever because the story isn't really about sexuality so much as it is about being un-mainstream.

too many people live in this world continuing to fool themselves believing that they will remain happy as long as everyone else around them is happy and satisfied with the way they portray themselves (as 'normal'). not enough people in this world really look into the mirror and accept themselves just as they are and allow the rest of the world to either accept it or not.

it's impossible to please everyone. at the end of the day, you have to accept things for yourself. (and for your children, after you've decided to have them).

i highly recommend this movie to anyone who cares about living their lives as self-assured, happy people of society. and for anyone who loves to analyse human relationships and try to learn anything from viewing other peoples' lives.

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