Charly (A Heartbeat Away)
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Charly (A Heartbeat Away)
Sam Roberts thinks he has all the answers: the purpose of life, the meaning of love, the plan for the perfect future. Until Charly walks into his life. As opposite as New York and Salt Lake, Charly and Sam are thrown together by circumstance and repelled by differences. She's open and mischievous. He's guarded and practical. Opposites attract, however, and soon Charly finds depth in Sam's idealism while Sam seeks Charly's vibrancy. But not all is smooth in the Rockies as their relationship accelerates and their cultural differences, family situations and former loves begin to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is too amateurishly square to make the most of its own ironic implications."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"The film is old-fashioned, occasionally charming and as subtle as boldface."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"'Charly' will divide its audience in two separate groups, those reaching for more tissues and those begging for mercy..."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"The romance between the leads isn't as compelling or as believable as it should be."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A competent but self-righteous film that offers little insight into love or faith."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Beers, who, when she's given the right lines, can charm the paint off the wall ... [but] the script goes wrong at several key junctures."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Charly comes off as emotionally manipulative and sadly imitative of innumerable past Love Story derisions."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"If religious films aren't your bailiwick, stay away. Otherwise, this could be a passable date film."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"It is a likable story, told with competence."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Imagine the CleanFlicks version of 'Love Story,' with Ali MacGraw's profanities replaced by romance-novel platitudes."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
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