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The Good Heart

Rating:R (for language and a disturbing image)
Release Date:April 30, 2010
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Clark Middleton, Isild Le Besco, Damian Young
Director:Dagur Kári
Producer:Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson
Writer:Dagur Kári
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

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Description: Jacques is 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, a homeless young man who has already given up on life. In the hopes of keeping 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 shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.

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