New York Times - 09/23/1988
"...Good humor and an easygoing appeal....The rapport between the fim's four principals is so well established that its romantic quadrille...really does come to life..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Falling in love - making it last - proves an incredible test of courage and commitment in the romantic comedy Sweet Hearts Dance, featuring an all-star cast including Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels and Elizabeth Perkins.
Johnson stars as Wiley Boon, a hard-working family man who's lived his entire life in his Vermont hometown and married his high school sweetheart (Sarandon). But now Wiley's cozy little world doesn't feel quite as cozy anymore. His once idyllic marriage seems to be falling apart, just as his longtime bachelor buddy Sam (Daniels) appears to be falling in love. Now Wiley feels alone as he struggles to understand his most cherished relationships in this spirited story about the changing moods of holding on to - and letting go of - love.
Wiley Boon (Don Johnson) has lived in the same small Vermont town his entire life. As he coasts into middle age, things begin to get rocky between his wife Sandra (Susan Sarandon) and him. At the same time, his best friend, Sam (Jeff Daniels) is embarking on a sweet romance with a young schoolteacher, Adie (Elizabeth Perkins). Sam takes on the responsibility of trying to patch things up between Wiley and Sandra, not realizing that Wiley and Sandra are learning how to communicate again by observing his blossoming love affair. This warmhearted love uses beautiful New England locales and a fine ensemble cast to make the most of a script by Ernest Thompson (ON GOLDEN POND).
Two men who have long been friends find their lives going in different directions when one begins a promising new romance while the other tries to save his troubled marriage.