A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Arvin Brown (1998)

PG Certificate


Our Score
What would you do if you discovered that your husband of 20 years was having an affair with a man? That's the dilemma facing a doctor's wife (Jean Smart) in this worthy if rather superficial TV movie from director Arvin Brown. Although Brown is careful not to demonise the gay relationship, he does marginalise it, as he focuses on the wife's struggle to help her teenage children through the crisis. Designing Woman star Smart gives a believable performance as a woman who's forced to re-assess the liberal values she's always prided herself on holding, though in the end this well-meaning attempt to examine a little-discussed phenomenon promises more than it delivers.


A happily married woman learns the hard way that her husband has been hiding a dark secret from her - by unexpectedly walking in on him and his lover, another man. Drama, starring Jean Smart, John Terry and Dorian Harewood.

Cast & Crew

Elaine Marshall Jean Smart
Dr Jim Marshall John Terry
Jesse Marshall Phillip Geoffrey Hough
Sarah Marshall Shawna Waldron
Gail Stern Gretchen Corbett
Trish George A Keller
Dr Lewis Franklin Dorian Harewood
Director Arvin Brown
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video