The dysfunctional twenty-three-year-old Sarah takes her six-year-old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and low lifestyle and is introduced to booze and drugs and mentally, physically and sexually abused by Sarah, her lovers and her religiously fanatic family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film stars three Oscar Nominees; Peter Fonda, Jeremy Renner and Winona Ryder. See more »
When Chester stumbles out of the meth lab after the explosion, he is obviously severely burnt as evidenced by his face. Yet the white embroidery on his black leather vest is undamaged in any way. See more »
[picks up two pieces of coal and see's faces on them]
Oh, you gonna cry if you don't get what you want?
[slams the largest piece of coal off the floor and draws on it with a red pencil]
You killed your momma, look, thats blood. You killed your momma, I'm all you got left.
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Just so you know, New York Magazine has outed JT LeRoy as a 40ish mother living in San Fancisco. The JT in magazines and premieres is an actor hired by this woman, Laura Albert, to impersonate her creation. So please those of you who were hesitant to criticize elements that are missing in the story, don't worry. "Heart" really is fiction! It's interesting that people are hesitant to criticize when they think a story is true. Finding out "author" JT LeRoy was in fact a literary hoax makes this movie very different for me. What could have been a "Basketball Diaries" slice of life is nothing more than an ordinary work of fiction and a rather unbelievable one at that.
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