Head Over Heels

Occasionally engaging romantic comedy (based on Ann Beattie's novel Chilly Scenes of Winter), with Heard as the Salt Lake City civil servant doing his damnedest to win back the woman with whom he had an affair the year before. The trouble is, she's not too sure about his idolisation of her, nor of whether she wants to leave her husband. Strong naturalistic performances and an unforced script keep the ogre of wackiness at bay, although - as in Between the Lines - Silver's attitude all too often becomes rather ingratiatingly indulgent towards the determinedly 'nice' characters, resulting in a soft, mushy centre.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Screenwriter: Joan Micklin Silver
Cast: Gloria Grahame
John Heard
Nora Heflin
Griffin Dunne
Peter Riegert
Mary Beth Hurt
Jerry Hardin
Kenneth McMillan

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Renee

I don't really enjoy older movies much, but I can't stop thinking of this movie since I saw it. I absolutely loved it. It is one of my favorites!

Renee

I don't really enjoy older movies much, but I can't stop thinking of this movie since I saw it. I absolutely loved it. It is one of my favorites!