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      The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

      R 2004 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      43% 51 Reviews Tomatometer 70% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Young Jeremiah lives in a stable environment with loving foster parents until the day his troubled mother, Sarah (Asia Argento), returns to claim him. Jeremiah becomes swept up in his mother's dangerous world of drugs, seedy hotels, strip joints and revolving lovers. Salvation comes in the form of the boy's ultrareligious grandparents, but soon Jeremiah's mother returns. Maternal love binds the pair together on the road until Sarah's desperate and depraved lifestyle finally consumes her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 07 Buy Now

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      The film aims to shock, but there is no higher reason for the parade of sordid images except to be "cool."

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      Jake B Jaw dropping movie. I recently learned about this film. The acting was great. The subject matter was tough. How anyone could treat a kid like that. Wow. I would give it 5 stars if the ending was better. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/06/23 Full Review Audience Member too bad to be good. to raw to be called the art. it cuts like a blunted knife and leaves needless wounds. 2,5 points, but 0,5 more for shout "oh, Marilyn Manson, again! so creep" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member courageous and committed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member From the hot Euro chick who starred with Vin Diesel in XXX, Asia Argento (daughter of Italian director Dario Argento), we are treated to a really gruesome drag through the sewer of lowest America. That is the broad stroke of The Heart is Deceitful Above All Thinga. If the performances were not amazing and heartbreaking, this film would just not be something that should exist. Very disturbing, transgressive, voyeuristic, unflinching and totally content with leaving the viewer feeling raped. This is the work of a deeply suffering artist who is lashing out at the world. But, a good artist. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Exploitative, and I say for the right reason. It does an amazing job making you see through the eyes of a child, of how tense situations can be when they don't fully understand and/or are afraid of. What makes this even more attention grabbing is that the story is true, yet it doesn't belong to anyone. It's both depressing to watch and to think about. The horror that some lives suffer are so complicated and such heart aching detail that we ask the wrong questions about there stories. This film still gave the right answer. Very powerful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrible film, absolutely horrendous but really well directed and acted by an Asia Argento in skanky mode. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 May 6, 2006 Full Review Ann Hornaday Washington Post Reeks of a project desperate for edgy credibility. Apr 13, 2006 Full Review Jeff Shannon Seattle Times Argento's film is arguably exploitative, but its real-life horrors are effectively authentic. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 7, 2006 Full Review Tom Steele Out Magazine The movie is a blistering and important jeremiad about the woeful ways that far too many Americans treat children. May 25, 2022 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures uncompromising and relentlessly downbeat examination of a bond between mother and son that no amount of neglect, abuse or madness can erase. Dec 5, 2021 Full Review Steve Erickson Gay City News A flat plot description would make "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" sound like one of the most harrowing films ever made. However, Argento presents it with a lyricism that makes its horrors bearable. Jan 29, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Young Jeremiah lives in a stable environment with loving foster parents until the day his troubled mother, Sarah (Asia Argento), returns to claim him. Jeremiah becomes swept up in his mother's dangerous world of drugs, seedy hotels, strip joints and revolving lovers. Salvation comes in the form of the boy's ultrareligious grandparents, but soon Jeremiah's mother returns. Maternal love binds the pair together on the road until Sarah's desperate and depraved lifestyle finally consumes her.
      Director
      Asia Argento
      Executive Producer
      Lily Bright, Geoffrey Cox, Ryan R. Johnson, Kevin Ragsdale
      Screenwriter
      Asia Argento, Alessandro Magania
      Production Co
      Departure Entertainment, Pretty Dangerous Films, Muse Productions
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Drug Content|Child Abuse/Neglect|Some Violence|Strong Sex)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $26.1K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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