Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1992) and Christian Slater (Murder in the First ) deliver brilliant performances in this touchingly honest and beautifully crafted modern-day romance. Co-starring Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump), who lends her own unique brand of energy and talent, Untamed Heart’s “heart is in the right place” (Roger Ebert, Siskel & Ebert).
Tomei portrays Caroline, a diner waitress who is consistently (and miserably) unlucky in love. Slater is Adam, the diner’s reclusive busboy who harbors a secret crush on Caroline, yet is too shy to speak to her. But all that changes one cold night, when Caroline finds herself in a life-threatening situation on her walk home and Adam appears out of the shadows to rescue her. Intrigued by her unlikely knight in shining armor, Caroline tenderly breaks through to his lonely world. Together, the two forge a bond of trust and understanding that ultimately blossoms into one of cinema’s most unforgettable love stories.