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Cinematronic by Michael Snyder
DVD
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  Hearts In Atlantis cinematronic
  director

Scott Hicks

cast

Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Anton Yelchin

year

2001

extras

Special edition — widescreen; closed caption; French, English subtitles; audio commentary by director Scott Hicks; interview with Anthony Hopkins and director Scott Hicks; still gallery; theatrical trailer.

rating rating cinematronic
  Another film inspired by a "serious" effort from the pen of horror-meister Stephen King, whose less, um, supernatural work has been adapted for such memorable non-creepy movies as "Stand by Me" and "The Shawshank Redemption." This one, a coming-of-age story set during the late '50s, doesn't rank with those aforementioned features. Despite a hint of the paranormal in the plot, the drama's real power comes from the gentle relationship between a timid, impressionable 11-year-old boy and Ted Brautigan, a psychic older gentleman who rents a room from the lad's cash-strapped single mother. Mom (Hope Davis), a slatternly secretary who's not beyond a self-serving dalliance with her boss, is troubled by Ted's growing influence on her son (Anton Yelchin). But mysterious Ted, played by Anthony Hopkins ("Hannibal") with a kindly twinkle in his eyes, turns out to be a godsend for the boy. All-pro Hopkins and the rest of the cast manage to transcend affected dialogue and a hokey premise.  
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