Cross My Heart (1987)

“Then she’s got a shelf life of like 6 days max and then she meets somebody else and she’s gone.” – Bruce

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Two single people get ready for their third date together and the fact that both are harboring big secrets gets in the way when they both claim to want to try and have an open and honest relationship.

My Take on it – This is a romantic comedy that I only recently heard about and the premise pulled me in immediately.

This is a really fun film that does a wonderful job dealing with the way that relationships progress.

The manage to develop the characters really well which allows us to get an even better understanding of what it is that they truly want out of life and love during their quest for happiness.

The cast of this film is great.

Martin Short and Annette O’Toole are super actors but my biggest concern going in was whether they could both conceivably pull off playing characters in a rom-com since both seem like they are miscast here.

Fortunately, they both somehow manage to break that initial feeling and they excel here in these kind of characters by making them seems very realistic and plausible which adds so much to the enjoyment of things.

The story of this film is able to move in some really surprising directions which in turn helps keep things really fun and full of surprises along the way.

Paul Reiser and Joanna Kearns of the TV sitcoms Mad About You and Growing pains each play small yet significant roles in this film and it was so much fun seeing them pop up.

Bottom Line – Such a fun film that deals with the way relationships progress. The characters are developed really well and allow us to get a deep understanding of their quest for happiness. The cast is great and despite both Short and O’Toole seeming completely miscast in a rom-com they both excel in these roles and make them feel quite realistic and plausible in these roles. The story moves in some very unexpected directions which help keep things fun and surprising throughout. Loved seeing Reiser and Kearns in small yet significant roles. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – JoBeth Williams was originally cast as Kathy but had to drop out when she got pregnant. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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