This psychological drama combines coming
of age, a first kiss, bullies, and nostalgia forthe 60s (which
they captured perfectly).
The film has just enough mystical powers
without over doing the supernatural thing.
Anthony Hopkins plays a mysterious character
who is psychic. His performance is solid, along with a near-perfect
cast. This is one of the year's most purely satisfying films.
In the summer of 1960, tensions were high,
as the threat of communism loomed darkly over the nation like
a thick blanket of fog.
Mysterious strangers were suspect, and so were the people who
were chasing them.
It was that summer when 11-year-old Bobby Garfield's life would
be changed forever.
Hearts in Atlantis is a nostalgic coming-of-age film with
solid acting all around, and compared to other films out this
Hearts in Atlantis is a coming-of-age tale about a young boy who's
befriended by a mysterious stranger.
The movie is low key but consistently interesting with a treasure
of fascinating characters.
It's a small, well-contained, beautiful
film with a very touching story.