November 16, 2018
Playing By Heart (1998)
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Playing By Heart
Tagline: If romance is a mystery, there's only one way to figure it out.
Category: Drama, Romance
Director: Willard Carroll
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Anthony Edwards, Angelina Jolie, Jay Mohr, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Quaid, Gena Rowlands, Jon Stewart, Madeleine Stowe, Matt Malloy, Christian Mills, Kellie Waymire, Patricia Clarkson
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Plot Summary
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show, and they must move beyond gentle barbs when she wants to know about an affair of his years ago. Mark is dying of AIDS, and his mother comes to his bedside: they must talk truthfully. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit: why is he reluctant? An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex, but she is unwilling for the relationship to grow. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars. By the week's end, their parallel stories converge.
Cast List
Gillian Anderson           Meredith
Ellen Burstyn           Mildred
Sean Connery           Paul
Anthony Edwards           Roger
Angelina Jolie           Joan
Jay Mohr           Mark
Ryan Phillippe           Keenan
Dennis Quaid           Hugh
Gena Rowlands           Hannah
Jon Stewart           Trent
Madeleine Stowe           Gracie
Matt Malloy           Desk Clerk
Christian Mills           Phillip
Kellie Waymire           Jane
Patricia Clarkson           Allison