Crazy From the Heart

This week we’re talking about our favorite feel good movies. I have one that I watch periodically, but I bet you’ve never heard of it. The name of the movie is Crazy From the Heart. It was filmed in the late eighties I think. I first watched it on TV, and I loved it so much I bought a copy at Amazon.

Our heroine Charlotte Bain is the principal of a high school in a small, conservative Texas town. Secretly, although it really isn’t much of a secret, she’s dating the football coach. She lives at home with her mother and would really like to get married. After all, her biological clock is ticking.

Things come to a head when her best friends’ daughter gets pregnant. Charlotte is confronted by the fact that her friend will be a grandmother while she herself has no children. She asks the coach to marry her, but he refuses. He’s comfortable in his life and doesn’t want anything to change.

At this point Charlotte goes crazy from the heart. She agrees to go out with the new Hispanic janitor Ernesto, mostly to spite the coach, but to her surprise she and Ernesto are great together. They’re so great in fact that they drive to Mexico and get married.

But the course of true love never runs smoothly. The whole town is up in arms about the principal and the janitor. Her job is in jeopardy, and the coach even proposes to her. Now Charlotte has to decide what to do next. Will she stay married to Ernesto, or will she get a divorce and marry the coach.

You’ll love this movie. It’s funny, touching, and full of great acting. It also isn’t afraid to touch on social issues such as racism and economic prejudice, but you’ll never feel like you’re being lectured to.

If you’re interested in a great feel good movie, I highly recommend it. You can buy a copy at Amazon if you’re interested.

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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6 Responses to Crazy From the Heart

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I think I saw this when it first came out. Don’t recall much about it, however.


  2. I have heard the title, but never knew the movie.I will check it out if I see it around now.Thanks.


  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Christine Lahti is a name I’ve seen on a lot both on movie and TV. Sounds like a fun story!


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