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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The result is more promotional film - Springfield happens to have recently released both a new album and an autobiography - than intriguing sociology, although the rabidly intense middle-aged female fans on display are probably deserving of psychological study. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    If the documentary lacks anything, it's a firmer grasp of Springfield's own transformation, from "kind of a dick" (per ex–MTV jock Mark Goodman) during his heyday to a giving, appreciative showman. Call it humility, shaded with weird, two-way neediness. Jesse's girl may have dodged a bullet. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    An agreeable documentary about the pop singer Rick Springfield and his legions of female fans. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    An Affair of the Heart's focus is so vaguely sketched out that it ultimately could be about any grateful artist who enjoys a modicum of celebrity years after his initial success. show more

  • 50
    Variety

    While she creates an affectionate portrait of the charismatic musician, helmer Sylvia Caminer is really concerned with the meaning of fandom; anyone harboring an inexplicable or arcane passion could conceivably be interested. show more

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