Three of Hearts (1993 film)

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Three of Hearts
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Yurek Bogayevicz
Produced by Matthew Irmas
Written byAdam Greenman
Mitch Glazer
Starring
Music by Joe Jackson
Cinematography Andrzej Sekuła
Edited byDennis M. Hill
Suzanne Hines
Production
company
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$11 million [1]
Box office$5,495,507

Three of Hearts is a 1993 comedy-romance film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz and starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn and Joe Pantoliano.

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Plot

It involves a love triangle: a straight gigolo Joe (William Baldwin), his lesbian best friend Connie (Kelly Lynch), and her former lover, an attractive bisexual woman Ellen (Sherilyn Fenn).

Connie is desperate to win Ellen back and Joe volunteers to break Ellen's heart to convince her that heterosexual relationships are inferior to lesbian ones. The hope is that the disaster will cause her to return to Connie. Neither counts on Joe having feelings for Ellen nor expects her to discover the trick.

Cast

Release

Critical response

The movie received mixed reviews. [2] [3] It currently has a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 17 reviews. [4] [5]

Box office

The movie debuted at No. 7 with $1,928,076 in its first weekend behind such films as Indecent Proposal and Benny & Joon . [6]

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References

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  4. Ebert, Roger (April 30, 1993). "Three Of Hearts" . Retrieved July 14, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Rainer, Peter (April 30, 1993). "Movie Review : A Sugarcoated 'Three of Hearts'". The LA Times. Retrieved July 14, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Welkos, Robert W. (May 4, 1993). "Weekend Box Office : 'Proposal' Still Doing Indecent Business". The LA Times. Retrieved July 14, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)