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The Good Heart (2009)

 -  Drama  -  17 March 2010 (France)
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A cantankerous but ailing bartender takes a kindly young homeless man in under his wing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lucas
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Roger Verne
Boði ...
Rococo
Susan Blommaert ...
Nurse Nora
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Nurse Mona
Sonnie Brown ...
Nurse Woo (as Kim Songwon Brown)
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Psychiatrist
Seth Sharp ...
Nurse Billy
David Moss ...
Homeless #1
Dale A. Smith ...
Homeless #2
Michelle J. Nelson ...
Nurse Sheila (as Michelle Nelson)
Henry Yuk ...
Chin Lee (as Henry Yuk Lui)
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Jonathan
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Dimitri
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Storyline

After a suicide attempt, Lucas, a young homeless man in New York City, is taken in by Jacques, the gruff owner of a small bar. Jacques is on his fifth or sixth heart attack, and he wants Lucas to run the bar after he dies. Jacques has many rules: don't be friendly, don't serve walk-ins, no food or flowers or candles, put the cash in the freezer every night. Lucas, on the other hand, has a good heart: he gives his money away, he talks to customers, and, when April, a young French woman who has washed out of flight-attendant school, enters the bar chilled to the bone, Lucas takes her in. If Jacques won't tolerate April, what will Lucas do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everyone needs a refuge from the world.

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Rated R for language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,955 (USA) (30 April 2010)

Gross:

$19,959 (USA) (21 May 2010)
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During the broccoli/fart scene, the bottle of what appears to be soy sauce is shown in different positions when the camera is shooting Lucas. See more »

Quotes

Jacques: It's amazing how broccoli always makes you fart. In a way, broccoli is the embodiment of fart. If you could capture a piece of fart, materialize it, I imagine it would look pretty much like this. The incarnation of fart.
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Why did he have to go and do this
4 February 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

After making such a great debut film Noi Albino, and following that up with the fairly enjoyable Dark Horse, it pains me to tell you that The Good Heart is a real let down. Apart from it's look I can't pick out any other positives. It's puzzling to know why the director decided to make this film in English, apart from maybe a greater chance at financial success, as the story and characters have no relevance to their surroundings. It's nauseatingly quirky, desperately predictable and me and my friends were extremely disappointed.

I plead to Dagur Kári, the director, to go back to where he knows and develop his trade. One more film like this and he will be well and truly struck off my list.


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