The Good Heart (2009/2010)

The Good Heart

Brian Cox in THE GOOD HEART, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Opened: 04/30/2010 Limited

Limited04/30/2010
Village East05/07/2010 - 05/13/20107 days
DVD08/10/2010

Trailer: Click for trailer

Genre: Drama

Rated: R for language and a disturbing image

Official 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.