An Affair of the Heart
An Affair of the Heart (2012)

Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield's fans perplexing, but if his 17 Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl", or his run on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake didn't convince you, watching him blast out… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2013
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John Anderson

While she creates an affectionate portrait of the charismatic musician, helmer Sylvia Caminer is really concerned with the meaning of fandom; anyone harboring an inexplicable or arcane passion could conceivably be interested.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

An agreeable documentary about the pop singer Rick Springfield and his legions of female fans ...

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Eric Melin

Although it veers dangerously into whitewash territory several times, the movie wears its heart on its sleeve, which is appropriate for a film full of Springfield's poppy hard-rock music and the unbridled enthusiasm of his loyal fans.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Minor curio about Rick Springfield's devoted fan base has less weight than a VH1 Behind the Music special.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

It doesn't matter how many of these moments are self-flattering; the subtext is clear enough.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This documentary about an imperishable pop icon of the 1980s, although not the deepest, is every bit as irresistibly likeable as its subject.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Affair of the Heart's focus is so vaguely sketched out that it ultimately could be about any grateful artist who enjoys a modicum of celebrity years after his initial success.

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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

I found [Rick Springfield's] relationships with his fans genuinely touching.

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