MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,249 this week

Heartlands (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 April 2003 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 886 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 8 critic

Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Related News

Six of the Best: Michael Sheen
| HeyUGuys.co.uk
Review: Somers Town
| WeAreMovieGeeks.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 31 Oct 2011
 
a list of 128 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 6288 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Heartlands" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heartlands (2002)

Heartlands (2002) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heartlands.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Sam Miller
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Sean Gallagher, Daniel Lapaine
The Martins (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Grounds
Stars: Lee Evans, Eric Byrne, Lloyd Harvey
Superstition (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

19 year old babysitter aupair Julie is accused of murder when the bed of the sheltered baby inflames. Is seems as if Julie possesses rare telepathic skills, that she cannot control. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Hope
Stars: Mark Strong, Sienna Guillory, David Warner
Endgame I (2009)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis
Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two brothers return to Ireland in search of they sweetheart.

Director: Tom Collins
Stars: Michael Sheen, Jason Hughes, Angeline Ball
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Martyn Hesford's comedy-drama about the life and times of tortured comic Kenneth Williams based on his diaries.

Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: Michael Sheen, Cheryl Campbell, Peter Wight
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

This project is the film version of the Passion play that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011.

Director: Dave McKean
Stars: Matthew Aubrey, Nigel Barrett, Jordan Bernarde
Dirty Filthy Love (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Michael Sheen, Adrian Bower, Claudie Blakley
In the Name of Love (TV Movie 1999)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Tim Dutton, Mark Strong
Falling Apart (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Drama about domestic violence in a cosy middle-class relationship starring Hermione Norris and Mark Strong. First aired on Channel 4 won Bafta awards for Best New Writer and Best New Fiction Director.

Director: Brian Hill
Stars: Hermione Norris, Mark Strong, Tamsin Greig
Walk Away and I Stumble (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Andy Spader has been happily married for 13 years, with two teenage children, when he meets a younger woman, Claire Holmes, after going to investigate a break-in at her travel agency shop. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Julie Graham, Mark Strong
Trust (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: David Drury
Stars: Chris Armstrong, Chris Beaumont, John Burgess
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Colin
...
Ron
...
Geoff
...
Sonja
...
Mandy
Phillipa Peak ...
Sarah
Jane Robbins ...
Sandra
...
Zippy
...
Ian
...
Craig (as Joseph Dempsie)
Silas-Paul Simpson ...
Andy
Russell Hayes ...
Russ
...
Deno
...
Dennis
...
Shady
Edit

Storyline

Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who pretends Colin abused her. Col is thrown off the team just after it qualified for the league finals in Blackpool. He decides to travel there alone, hoping to win her back. The adventurous journey feels like the start of a more playful life. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An offbeat road trip... An exciting new world!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A szív és vidéke  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Joe Dempsie. See more »

Crazy Credits

Coach Driver - Mel Gibson (the credit was added as a laugh at the expense of producer Harvey Weinstein, who wanted starrier names in the cast). See more »

Soundtracks

The Fairest of All Yarrow
By Kate Rusby
Performed by Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Andy Cutting and Michael McGoldrick
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fantastic unknown film!
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this in a film class when I was studying in Ireland and got to participate in a Q&A with director Damien O'Donnell (other films to check out, East is East and the short 35 Aside.) I was very saddened to discover that it has not had, and will probably never have any kind of wide release.

It is the story of Colin, a sweet, bumbly darts enthusiast who embarks on a trip across the British Midlands in search of his girlfriend and his life.

I thought it was a beautiful and captivating film that broke my heart and lifted it all at the same time. I have never felt so empathetic for a protagonist before and the experience is one I'd love everyone in the world to have.

The word on the street is that a certain Miramax executive has decided to sit on this gem of a film indefinitely and I think that is beyond wrong. It is totally sublime and should get it's day in the sun!


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has anyone watched this wonderful movie? llanywynn
The darkness of Heartlands walks_on_water
fantastic movie risingmoon
Kate Rusby thread ninjaphil
What was the start set? Nottingham or Derbyshire? Emanef
michael sheen is a great talent ledonk
Discuss Heartlands (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?