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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Anthony Hopkins
Anton Yelchin
Hope Davis
David Morse
Mika Boorem
Directors
Scott Hicks
Screenwriters
William Goldman
Running Time
101 minutes

Hearts In Atlantis
Scott Hicks does a Stephen King story in this maudlin mix of hazy nostalgia, the supernatural and rites-of-passage.


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Plot
After attending the funeral of an old friend, artist Robert Garfield remembers the most important summer of his young life when, aged 11, he fell in love for the first time and had problems with his single parent mother. Then a mysterious old man, Ted Brautigan, moved in upstairs and changed everything…


Verdict
Gentle, well-performed, but ultimately uninvolving. As King movies go, though, it's a heck of a lot better than Graveyard Shift, but it won't supplant anyone's memories of Stand By Me.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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