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It s hipster sexual politics filtered through the French New Wave in Xavier Dolan s critically acclaimed HEARTBEATS. When Francis (Dolan) and his best friend Marie (Monia Chokri) both fall for the same guy, all bets are off as they attempt to out-manoeuvre one another to win his affections. Or at least figure out what his sexual preferences are and who s got a shot. Writer-director Dolan was only twenty-one when he completed HEARTBEATS, his heartfelt and tender second feature.

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  • Actors: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider
  • Directors: Xavier Dolan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004XZ99I2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,456 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Equarioca on October 29, 2011
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This film has become one of my favorite films of all time. Every scene is crafted with so much care - through lighting, music and motion - that an apparently simple story about a love triangle becomes a much more complex narrative about our desire for the unattainable and the loss of the self through love. Xavier Dolan is not only a prodigious director and writer, but also an incredibly poignant actor who chose his two other protagonists perfectly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 5, 2011
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This is a film from French Canadian Xavier Dolan, he writes, directs and stars as Francis. He is a young guy who has a friend Marie (Monia Chokri) and they both meet a newbie to the Montreal social scene in the shape of the Adonis like Nicolas (Niels Schneider). Francis is gay and Marie is gagging for it, so they both start acting like lovelorn puppies and show as much maturity as a bootleg whisky.

The effect he has on them is barely suppressed as they all pretend to get on and care for each other whilst in actual fact Marie is in open hostilities with Francis to garner young Nikki's affections. He seems oblivious but also a tad over tactile, which of course only adds fuel to the fire burning in everyone else's loins.

There are a lot of monologues to camera almost in an interview stylie, and the camera pans in and out like an amateur news man. This is obviously done for stylistic reasons, but some may find it acts more like an alienation device and tends to slow down the narrative.

Everyone smokes, which is great, all the acting is well above average and it oozes style. With lots of references and homage's to Katherine Hepburn and angora jumpers for good measure. The musical score is rather good too and the whole film has a sensuality that I normally associate with Italian cinema. As things come to a head (forgive the pun) the bitchiness is ramped up to levels where even high school girls would find challenging. You may also pick up some tips on the proper sensual way of eating a marshmallow too - if that is your thing.

This is a sensual, languorous tale of infatuation, jealousy and redemption and I really liked it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel S. on November 25, 2011
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Death in Venice meets In the Mood for Love (The Criterion Collection) here and the result is near perfect. Xavier Dolan explores the eminently romantic theme of the Ideal Love or, to be more correct, the Love of the Ideal. It's fresh, well observed and a lot more interesting than Dolan's first film. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MS on July 23, 2015
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Ugh. What is with this filmmaker? I gave this a shot, along with I Killed My Mother. Both were absolutely baseless -- no character motivation, no useful background or character development. And pointless. Just mentally defective or vacuous characters. The final party scene was repulsive (who hisses at someone at a party because their infatuation was not returned?) It was billed as a coming of age film, only nobody came of age (I define the term as involving some kind of growth). These were two self obsessed, emotionally arrested twits who both repulsed an apparently nice guy who felt genuine affection for them (despite his boring non character) by behaving like psychos. Then they hate him for rejecting them. I don't have to like characters to find them interesting, but these two were without any observational value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ray Light on March 15, 2015
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Have you ever wrestled with the budding feelings of a potential love interest, while denying those same feelings so as to not compete with, or worse, break the heart of your best friend who may be falling for the very same person? Well even if you have not, you will be enthralled by the jealous competition and tender characterizations as well as the precocious skills of French Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan who directs, writes and stars. @kmptop10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerjman on January 3, 2012
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Pal and gal are both attracted to a lad who gives advances to both of them - and later refuses either of them because of his true sex nature and a social awareness surely.

If something could be improved, it is an actress chosen, playing a much younger twenty five year old character, an age she passed visually years ago-it seems, she was a mother of one of characters played by the same male actors in I Killed My Mother ( J'ai tué ma mère ) .

Xavier Dolan is really it, anyway.
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First, I rented "I Killed My Mother". I ran to buy it and looked up Dolan's biography. I as astonished to find out that he was not only gay, but only 19 when he made it, a first effort that was recognized with a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. I decided to buy everything else he had done. This young man shows outstanding talent both as an actor and a director. This, his second film, is much lighter in mood than his first or third. He knows how to dance around his actors, allowing them the full expression of their talents. His are movies about the gay experience that do not hinge on violence or tragedy, both of which I consider part of the heterosexual take on gays. Yo will be duly satisfied.
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