Three of Hearts (1993 film)

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Three of Hearts
Three of hearts poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byYurek Bogayevicz
Produced byMatthew Irmas
Written byAdam Greenman
Music byJoe Jackson
CinematographyAndrzej Sekuła
Edited byDennis M. Hill
Suzanne Hines
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$11 million[1]
Box office$5,495,507

Three of Hearts is a 1993 comedy-romance film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz and starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn and Joe Pantoliano.


It involves a love triangle: a straight gigolo Joe (William Baldwin), his lesbian best friend Connie (Kelly Lynch), and her former lover, an attractive bisexual woman Ellen (Sherilyn Fenn).

Connie is desperate to win Ellen back and Joe volunteers to break Ellen's heart to convince her that heterosexual relationships are inferior to lesbian ones. The hope is that the disaster will cause her to return to Connie. Neither counts on Joe having feelings for Ellen nor expects her to discover the trick.



Critical response[edit]

The movie received mixed reviews.[2][3] It currently has a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 17 reviews.[4][5] Critic Joe Brown said: "A two-hour anticlimax, Three of Hearts manages to offend just about everyone - women, men, lesbians, heterosexuals, prostitutes and, most of all, moviegoers". While critic Michael Dequina said: "An engaging romantic comedy".

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at No. 7 with $1,928,076 in its first weekend.[6] Behind such films Indecent Proposal and Benny & Joon.


  1. ^ "Three of Hearts (1993)". June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (April 30, 1993). "Three of Hearts (1993) Review/Film; Love in a New York Isosceles Triangle". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Brown, Joe (April 30, 1993). "Three of Hearts (R)". Washington Post. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (April 30, 1993). "Three Of Hearts". Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Rainer, Peter (April 30, 1993). "Movie Review : A Sugarcoated 'Three of Hearts'". The LA Times. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Welkos, Robert W. (May 4, 1993). "Weekend Box Office : 'Proposal' Still Doing Indecent Business". The LA Times. Retrieved July 14, 2012.

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