The Good Heart

The Good Heart

Streaming Video - 2010
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Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers, and absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April (Islid Le Besco) shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 99 min.)) : sd., col


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May 25, 2017

Two miserable people come together to help each other. At times it was hard to stay with it. I'm glad I did.

Aug 13, 2014

I was deeply moved by this wholly original and poignant film. The characters were loveable, and the story was uncommonly human yet beautiful and brilliant.

The ending was nothing short of a triumph. THOROUGHLY entertaining from the beginning to the end. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!

Jun 06, 2014

You spend a lot of time trying to work up some sympathy for these nothing characters, and finally do, only to be presented with an unfulfilling bummer of an ending. (The joke of the title is in rather poor taste.)

Apr 03, 2013

Slow moving with very little action. Sad ending. Shows how life can be difficult & how we create our own destiny. Somewhat deep characters. Story is not very strong.


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