A Heartbeat Away
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Born from a wealthy family, Yeon-hee is an affluent woman who runs an exclusive kindergarten for the rich. Her only wish, after her husband passed away, is for their 8-year-old daughter to become healthy by getting a heart transplant.
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© Hoyts Distribution
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 0%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For those unfortunate enough to be locked in a room with this film, look out for Isabel Lucas' eyewatering recreation of the famous dance scene from Flashdance, for anyone else, take heart in staying away from A Heartbeat Away."
‑ Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald
"I'm describing it as being like the pilot for a cheesy 90s sitcom that no television network wanted to buy."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"It's very clunky and very clichéd."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Seriously: you have no idea how badly you need to make sure you and your loved ones stay away from this."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"While the film clearly has a good heart, the emotional arc is totally missing and as the tale comes to its climactic conclusion, we feel little of the elation that we should be experiencing"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"In its lofty ambition to reach the heights of Baz Luhrman inspired fantasy, A Heartbeat Away ends up becoming the worse type of Australian bred fantastical farce."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"According to our hipster hero, you can't get more sonically 2011 than Red Hot Chili Peppers. So in the spirit of such whip-smart with-it-ness, a message to all involved with the making of A Heartbeat Away: give it away, give it away, give it away, NOW!"
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Not only does [Edwards'] approach fail, it nosedives into terminal velocity, rendering A Heartbeat Away an annoying, close to distressing, viewing experience."
‑ Craig Mathieson, sbs.com.au
"For the most part, this proves a flat and underwhelming affair which redeems itself with a solid ending and a strong ensemble cast."
‑ Annette Basile, FILMINK (Australia)
"Unspeakably bad...This film will do nobody any good and should not have been released."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"It smells like desperation to me."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"So determined that audiences will love it that it falls into the trap of feel-good cliches."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Struggles to find the right tone to elevate the basic elements to something more than the sum of their parts"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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