Good Heart, The

A FILM BY Dagur Kári

Standout performances from Brian Cox and Paul Dano
-Bilge Ibiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Synopsis

Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April (Isild Le Besco) shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 99 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Brian Cox
DIRECTED BY
Dagur Kári

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