Heart and Souls Review

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A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.


A hopelessly sentimental fable concerning four ethereal spooks (Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard) killed when their bus collides with a car carrying a pregnant mother to hospital, and their subsequent haunting of the child who grows up to be Robert Downey Jnr. Following this half-hour plot set-up they realise possessing his body enables them to physically re-enter the physical world and redress the major regrets of their lives. Lightweight for all the right reasons, this is the kind of subtle, funny and touching video to warm one’s cockles on a long winter evening.

Unashamedly sentimental, but all the better for it.