Following Her Heart

Theatrical Release: November 28, 1994
DVD Release: January 15, 2010
Following Her Heart


The inspiring story of one woman’s choice to chase her dreams. Ann-Margret gives a touching performance of Ingalill Lundquist, a musically-talented, newly-widowed housewife with a stifling marriage finally behind her. With nobody to impress and nothing to lose, she heads for Nashville via bus tour to take a chance on country music. Along the way, she Ingalill discovers the power of real friendship, the excitement of new love, and the magic unfolds when you courageously live a dream.

Dove Review

This is a charming drama of change in one woman’s life. Ingalill was married at a very young age to a man twice her age and who treated his bird better than he treated her. One morning she finds that he has passed away in his sleep and she no longer is under his controlling ways. Little does she know that he tries to keep her down by leaving the control of his money and business to their daughter’s husband. But Ingalill decides it is time for a change and a chance for her music so she goes to see he pen pal in Nashville.

As she adventures into a world that is unknown to her, she makes new friends, learns about the outside world and finds the courages to stand up to her fears both past and present. Enjoy this inspiring and emotional movie about the challenges of following dreams and of finding true love.

We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Sex: Assumed sexual relationship between couple that marry the next day.
Language: Crap-1; H-1; OMG/OG-3; "For God's sake"-2; "God forbid"-1; A-1; Jeez-2; Crap-1; B-1
Violence: None
Drugs: People drink on bus; people drinking beer and other types of drinks; woman gets drunk but has regrets.
Nudity: Woman in lingerie.
Other: Disrespectful attitudes toward wife and other people; man has heart attack and dies in his bed; grown daughter yells at mother; man is having an affair but wife leaves him; another man has heart attack and goes to hospital.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Writer: Merry Helm
Director: Lee Grant
Producer: Roni Weisberg
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe