Suffering from too much talk from too many characters and not enough action, the family drama CROOKED HEARTS nevertheless manages to generate strong feelings, mainly from its stellar cast and sensitive direction.
The Warrens try to cope with the vicissitudes of modern life by celebrating their failures as a way of bringing the family closer together. Edward (Peter Coyote), the father, is a career teacher and part-time dreamer who uproots his family from the East Coast to Washington state. He also leaves
behind an affair (with waitress Marg Helgenberger) that threatened his marriage to Jill (Cindy Pickett). He's managed to keep the dalliance secret from everyone...