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Heartless (2009)

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Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.

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Philip Ridley

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Philip Ridley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Sturgess ... Jamie Morgan
Luke Treadaway ... Lee Morgan
Clémence Poésy ... Tia
Justin Salinger ... Raymond Morgan
Fraser Ayres ... Vinnie
Noel Clarke ... A.J.
Ruth Sheen ... Marion Morgan
Dave Florez ... Local Resident 1
Nikita Mistry Nikita Mistry ... Local Resident 2 / Belle
Timothy Spall ... George Morgan
Connie Hyde Connie Hyde ... Linda
Nadia Theaker Nadia Theaker ... Charlie
David Sibley David Sibley ... Sociologist
Imogen Church ... News Reporter
Joseph Mawle ... Papa B
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Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London. Written by May 13

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The darker it gets the more you see

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bez srca See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,033, 21 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,033, 21 November 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Philip Ridley's first film in 15 years. Ridley spent the intervening years writing plays and children's books. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lee Morgan: Good morning, Uncle Jamie.
Jamie Morgan: How many times do I got to tell you that when the red light is on, that means I'm developing!
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Soundtracks

Beautiful
Music by 'Nick Bicát'
Lyrics by Philip Ridley
Performed by Jim Sturgess
Produced by Ciaran Gribbin (as Joe Echo) and Michael Keeney
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Heartless? It's Pointless!
14 June 2011 | by stevenp8See all my reviews

This movie is a failed attempt at real horror and drama. It kind of leaves you feeling like you just meandered through a film with an aimless plot that only skimmed the surface of the occult and demon world. There's so many obvious questions that aren't asked or answered by the main character, Jamie, in places where common sense would suggest there should be.

The writer's left out key elements that could have made this film something more than an empty plot, to a believable story that actually had meaningful dialog - it didn't. While the acting was film-worthy and the gritty urban dark feel and tone of the film gave it presence, the script did nothing to support the look of the film nor it's characters from what laid just below the surface of the macabre.

I believe Ridley, the director, was trying to convey looking into oneself and discovering the beauty within. But what he did was turn it into a tragic affair of the heart leaving you feeling "Heartless" for the film.

There are characters thrown in that begs the question, "who are they," and why are they there. Having someone just pop in with no back story then attaching themselves to the main character in the film is like plopping a kid in your lap and having it call you "daddy." It kept you wondering, but not in a good way, that would make you get up and walk out of the theater if you weren't watching it at home.

Towards the middle of the movie, it takes on an entirely different mode, which should have been played out further with the two main characters, Tia and Jamie and their relationship - that's where the real meaningful story was.

In conclusion, the story leaves you feeling empty like you didn't have any meaningful or profound message that you could take away from it spending almost two hours of your life, which you'll never get back.

Do yourself a favor and pass on this trite scare tactics with a pointless ominous soundtrack and plot with a myriad of stories that take an abrupt turn into one another and make no sense.

This film isn't Heartless, it's pointless!


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