Charly (A Heartbeat Away)
Charly (A Heartbeat Away) (2002)

Sam Roberts thinks he has all the answers: the purpose of life, the meaning of love, the plan for a perfect future. Until Charly walks into his life.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 27, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2003
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

The movie is too amateurishly square to make the most of its own ironic implications.

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

The film is old-fashioned, occasionally charming and as subtle as boldface.

Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

'Charly' will divide its audience in two separate groups, those reaching for more tissues and those begging for mercy...

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A competent but self-righteous film that offers little insight into love or faith.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

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.

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Charly comes off as emotionally manipulative and sadly imitative of innumerable past Love Story derisions.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

If religious films aren't your bailiwick, stay away. Otherwise, this could be a passable date film.

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Eric D. Snider

It is a likable story, told with competence.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Imagine the CleanFlicks version of 'Love Story,' with Ali MacGraw's profanities replaced by romance-novel platitudes.

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