Notebook Reviews: SWEET HEARTS DANCE

3 out of 5 stars

Robert Greenwald – 1988. 

Sweet Hearts Dance is a very good family drama with some very fine comedic moments woven throughout. The excellent cast –  Don Johnson, Susan SarandonJeff Daniels and Elizabeth Perkins – all deliver great performances, but it’s Johnson’s central role which really impresses. It’s great to see the actor play against type as a family man – it’s a far cry from his well known action turns in Miami Vice and Nash Bridges.

There’s a honest and real quality to Sweet Hearts Dance which really sits well with the film’s relaxed pacing. A wonderful character piece, Sweet Hearts Dance is a little known film which certainly deserves to be seen by a much wider audience.