Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Anthony Hopkins Ted Brautigan
Anton Yelchin Bobby Garfield
Hope Davis Liz Garfield
Mika Boorem Carol Gerber
David Morse Adult Bobby Garfield
Alan Tudyk Monte Man
Tom Bower Len Files
Celia Weston Alana Files
Adam Le Fevre Donald Biderman
Will Rothaar Sully-John
Adam LeFevre Don Biderman
Will Rothhaar John Sullivan
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Mystery; Thriller
Director Scott Hicks
Producer Bruce Berman; Michael Flynn
Writer Stephen King; William Goldman
Studio Warner Brothers; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 41 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Fans of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption will feel a similar affection for Hearts in Atlantis, a Stephen King adaptation that again finds the horror writer in more mainstream waters, with a bit of dabbling in the supernatural. When mysterious out-of-towner Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby Garfield (Anton Yelchin) shares with his self-involved mother (Hope Davis), Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power. Hopkins is in fine form, ably matched by the phenomenal young Yelchin, but director Scott Hicks (Shine) more often than not flattens out the dramatic arcs of the story, despite all the intriguing turns the film takes. Thankfully, though, the schmaltz factor is kept to a minimum, making Hearts in Atlantis a heartfelt coming-of-age drama. --Mark Englehart
Personal Details
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Index 920
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/25/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 085392208128
Chapters 30
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby