Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Open Heart (2023) Tribeca 2023

This is a look at New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. It's a look at his life and career and how heart issues changed his life.

If you go into this film looking for just a highlight reel of great hockey moments then you will be disappointed. Yes there are some great hockey sequences, but the truth is this film is actually about a man trying to find his place in the world.  It's a film about a man who was so driven to win that when he couldn't, he wasn't sure what to do.

I loved that this film isn't what I expected. I love that it isn't the greatest hits. I loved that this film was all about a man trying to find inner peace after realizing he never had it when he was striving to be the best at what he did. This is a film about finding out what happens when the circus leaves town without it's star attaction.

I was moved. As much as I hate to say it this film is full of great life lessons for everyone not just over achieving hockey stars. If you can go into the film understanding that you are going to find great things here.


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