Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

Johnny Wolfe (Charlie Schlatter) is an Ohio teen whose alcoholic mother Marie (Tuesday Weld) has been a huge Elvis Presley fan since the 1950s. To cheer her up on her birthday, Johnny kidnaps the king of rock & roll (David Keith) after a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

[Columbus] pushes the film's slender premise much too far.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One would like to think that Tuesday Weld was in on the absurdity of this enterprise, but this one treats it all straight, with a solemnity that may have you rolling in the aisles.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Overlooked comedy gem.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Face it. The King has left the building, gone to that Caesars Palace in the sky. Columbus, say goodbye.

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Clint Morris

Keith at the top of his game

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here it is, the goofiest movie of the year, a movie so bad in so many different and endearing ways that I'm damned if I don't feel genuine affection for it.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

It must have looked good on paper, but this film written and directed by Christopher Columbus comes across as silly and insubstantial on the screen.

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Leo L
I remember this movie!