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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Homeless and saved from almost certain death by a hospital staff, Lucas (Paul Dano) has nowhere to turn. The hospital staffers, though, are so taken with his kindness and generosity that they take up a collection to give him a fresh start. But when he's discharged, Lucas meets some fellow homeless people and gives away all the money he's just received. His roommate at the hospital, Jacques (Brian Cox), is also affected by the young man, and offers him a job at his bar.

Cast: Brian Cox , Paul Dano , Isild Le Besco , Bill Buell , Susan Blommaert , Alice Olivia Clarke , Kim Songwon Brown , Stephen Henderson

Director: Dagur Kári

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

The Good Heart (2009)

Release Date: April 30th, 2010|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a strange thing, this type of whimsy. Kari offers us ideas in place of characters, and yet he expects us to see through these ideas to the real-life conditions they represent - and then to respond to them in kind. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Dagur Kari both wrote and directed, so he has no one else to blame for so little originality. Neither does his hard-working cast, all of whom deserve better. show more

  • 46
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    The movie's two bright spots are Cox and Dano, who perform excellently despite the dull inevitabilities the script forces on them. show more

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