The Day I Saw Your Heart is an odd little film, one of the comedy/drama and slightly quirky variety. These types of film can go either way, this one falls somewhere in the middle, not quite being able to reach greater heights but not a total failure either. The story is about a family, two half sisters Justine and Dom, Justine has moved in with Dom and her husband after another relationship failed. They both have an odd and distant relationship with their father Eli, whom at 60 announces to them that he and his second wife Suzanne are expecting a baby, and Dom and her husband are going through all the difficulties trying to do the same. This sends things flying on a strange spiral for them all; with Justine finding a new man in her life but everything comes back to her relationship with her father.
It may sound a little weird and the film really is, it isn’t the easiest film to give a description on, as there is a lot going on but not quite enough substance behind it to really work well. We don’t really get a good grasp as to why the girls have this odd relationship with their father, we get the idea he was absent a lot but there was more we didn’t really know and we kind of needed that because there wasn’t a whole lot of sympathy for the daughters because of that. Eli’s constant need to befriend Justine’s boyfriends and as ex’s keep them in his life is never fully explored, the idea we get is that it is his weird attempt to get to know her without actually getting to know her. He’s an odd character, and more development there would have been nice.