• The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2006

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Young Jeremiah lives in a stable environment with loving foster parents until the day his troubled mother, Sarah (Asia Argento), returns to claim him. Jeremiah becomes swept up in his mother's dangerous world of drugs, seedy hotels, strip joints and revolving lovers. Salvation comes in the form of the boy's ultrareligious grandparents, but soon Jeremiah's mother returns. Maternal love binds the pair together on the road until Sarah's desperate and depraved lifestyle finally consumes her.

Cast: Asia Argento, Jimmy Bennett, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Ornella Muti, Kip Pardue

Director: Asia Argento

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Muse Productions, Departure Entertainment, Pretty Dangerous Films

Keywords: 2000s, Son, Fall, Dark, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 0
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Inspirationally impaired and dramatically retarded. show more

  • 50
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Given Argento's willingness to attempt the controversial book at all, she pulls a surprising number of punches. What at first appears to go too far in reality doesn't go far enough: Argento doesn't even broach the subject of child prostitution. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    My two-star rating represents a compromise between admiration and horror. show more

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