One from the Heart

One from the Heart

One from the Heart

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.

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.

1982Rating: M107 minsUSA
FantasyMusicalRomance

One from the Heart / Reviews

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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