Playing by Heart (1998)

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Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit. An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 60% / Audience 79%

Rated R,  2 hr 0 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION
Willard Carroll
CAST
Dennis Quaid  •  April Grace  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Gena Rowlands

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Dennis Quaid Hugh
April Grace Valery
Patricia Clarkson Allison
Gena Rowlands Hannah
Sean Connery Paul
Gillian Anderson Meredith
Christian Mills Phillip
Kellie Waymire Jane
Madeleine Stowe Gracie
Anthony Edwards Roger
Ellen Burstyn Mildred
Jay Mohr Mark