Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the hospital where he meets Cecilie and falls madly in love with her.
A real feel-good mov... yeah, maybe not! 'Open Hearts' is actually a film that doesn't really evoke many thoughts in my head. It's a solid watch, the story is standout and the acting is more than satisfactory. Apart from that, I don't have much elese to say, to be honest. Sonja Richter and Mads Mikkelsen are very good together in this, as are Paprika Steen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas in fairness. The whole plot that they are all involved in is rather depressing, the relationship between Richter's Cecilie and Mikkelsen's Joachim is uncomforting to see unfold. Stine Bjerregaard's character is annoyingly used (just there to twist the story) but the Bjerregaard herself does do well. I will say that I didn't overly like the editing/camera work, though that's pretty much only early on as it becomes less noticeable as the film ticks by. That's the only real negative that I have.