One from the Heart

One from the Heart

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On top of the movie world after The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, director Francis Ford Coppola continued to push cinematic boundaries with this fantasy musical. But One from the Heart - with a ballooning production - ended a colossal flop critically and financially and sadly lead to Coppola's bankruptcy. Features an original soundtrack by Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits. More

Shot entirely on neon infused sets at Coppola's Zoetrope studio, it follows a bickering Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr and Frederic Forrest) during a night's madness with other Vegas Strip dwellers. 

Coppola has said the films he made afterwards, during the '80s and '90s, were made to pay off debts incurred by One from the Heart.

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1982Rating: M107 minsUSA
FantasyMusicalRomance

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One from the Heart | Reviews

50%34 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Alternating between the banal and the sublime, One From the Heart is a visually stunning musical...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

From its very first moments... One From the Heart promises a grace and radiance that is only intermittently warranted by the material.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie may have been from (Coppola's) heart, but there's not much here from the pen.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Coppola’s 1982 candy fable... looks like a Minnelli musical inexplicably shorn of music; when the characters do dance, the film comes alive and the stylisation makes perfect sense.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This has matured over the years into a very likeable and moving romance with much to recommend it.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

One from the Heart is as unified in its composition and its ideas as its constituent set pieces, seen discretely, are diverse and distinctive.

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Variety

Variety

A hybrid musical romantic fantasy, lavishing giddy heights of visual imagination and technical brilliance onto a wafer-thin story of true love turned sour, then sweet.

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Time Out

Time Out

At times the project seems in danger of being scuppered by its own lavishness; the saving grace is a light heart.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An interesting production but not a good movie.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An often maligned, giddy, superlative romantic musical.

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One from the Heart | Release Details

One from the Heart is available to stream in New Zealand now on AroVision.