The Observer featured Desert Hearts in it's gallery of "The 10 best screen holiday romances- in pictures."
Liz Hoggard writes:
"The courtship between uptight Vivian and bohemian Cay is delicately nuanced, hot as hell. The film is hugely generous (to men as well as women) and full of filmic references. The scene where Vivian is at the train station trying to convince Cay to travel to the next stop is a subversive take on Hollywood endings. "
See the full gallery here