Clara's Heart Poster

Release Date: 1988

PG-13|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
After her baby daughter dies, Leona Hart (Kathleen Quinlan) goes to Jamaica to mourn. She meets no-nonsense housekeeper Clara (Whoopi Goldberg) and brings her back to Baltimore to look after her son, David (Neil Patrick Harris). As Leona and husband, Bill (Michael Ontkean), grow apart and divorce, Clara and David become closer. Clara helps draw troubled David out of his shell, bringing him into the local reggae scene. As they bond, Clara gains the courage to confront her troubled past.

Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, Spalding Gray, Beverly Todd, Hattie Winston, Jason Downs

Director: Robert Mulligan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: 1980s, Growing up, Son, Mother, Transformation, Father

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture