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Xavier Dolan's sexy and stylish HEARTBEATS is a comic exploration of a romantically obsessed menage-a-trois. HEARTBEATS was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Youth Prize, and an official selection of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Part farce, part exploration of the complexity of love and desire, HEARTBEATS centers on two close friends, Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri), who find themselves fighting for the affections of the same striking young man (Neils Schneider). The more intimate the trio becomes, the more unattainable the object of their… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"It can seem as if style is all in Dolan's films, but as well as revelling in its pleasures, they also dissect its limitations - sometimes without anaesthetic."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in it - although Dolan is still a work in progress. He'll get better - he's immensely talented - but he's not quite there yet."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The film is a dream bubble, fragile and precious, that lingers over your head and heart, until bursting with the final scenes."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"Who knew being young, beautiful and hip could be so tedious?"
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Lushly, not to say swishly made, the whole thing is really just a pseudo-poetic trifle."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Ultimately what makes "Heartbeats" tick is that it's less about love objects and more about friends who are stuck with each other, for better or worse."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Not too deep but oh so pretty, "Heartbeats" presents a hyper-stylized look at a love triangle, a sort of "Jules and Jim" for millennials."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"May be the most raw and visceral cinematic portrayal of infatuation I've ever seen, with nearly every shot conveying aching, unrequited desire."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"It's likeable enough, though there's far too much slow motion."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"There is something rather flimsy about Heartbeats. That said, it certainly shows that Dolan has quite a career ahead of him."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Spends 100 minutes dispensing painful examples of how infatuation turns people into idiots."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"Alas, although Heartbeats is quite lovely to look at, there isn't much going on after all."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"In Dolan, the hipster crowd might well have found their latest poster boy."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"A subtle and painfully amusing battle of wills."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Hipster's delight."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
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