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''The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter'': How romantic is it?

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Alan Arkin, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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”The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”: How romantic is it?

STARRING Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke

THE HEART OF IT A deaf-mute (Arkin, above right) befriends a teenager (Locke, above left) and other townsfolk by giving them a shoulder to cry on, but can’t find help for his own problems.

WHY IT’S RIGHT FOR V-DAY Once you’ve been wowed by Locke’s and Arkin’s Oscar-nominated performances, you’ll get the message that sometimes love means being a good listener.

EW GRADE B+

HEART-O-METER 4 out of 5

Originally posted February 9 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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