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The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2006)

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 10, 2006 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

97 min.

Studio

Palm Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Asia Argento

Producer

Larry Davis, Chris Hanley, David Hillary, Alain de la Mata

Screenwriter

Asia Argento

Starring

Story


From cult author J.T. LeRoy's best-selling novel "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things," comes Asia Argento's bold cinematic adaptation of the controversial story of a mother and her son living hard and fast in the dark fringes of America.

Seven-year-old Jeremiah lived a calm, comfortable life in the care of a loving foster home until the day his young mother Sarah (Argento) came to take him back. Jeremiah is thrust against his will into his mother's reckless life of turmoil and depravity, bouncing between desolate truck-stops, flea bag motels, strip joints and drug dens. Deadbeat surrogate dads swoop in and out of Jeremiah's life until he finds himself in the custody of his ultra-religious grandparents. Soon after Jeremiah adapts to his new life as a Christian fundamentalist, Sarah returns to claim him. Back on the road and bound by a love only a mother and son could have for each other, Sarah pulls Jeremiah further and further into her dementia. When Sarah is finally and wholly consumed by drugs, prostitution and violence, Jeremiah is forced into a desperate struggle to survive the madness of his surroundings.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Spiked with moments of true brilliance..”
by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
“..an overwrought and underwhelming study of childhood abuse...”
by Matthew Leyland [BBC Films]
“..a fairly accomplished, utterly relentless and at the end of the day fairly standard tale of abuse and trauma..”
by Kim [Iofilm]