Junkhearts

November 4th, 2011







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Plot
Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful...

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.3/10 (160 voted)

Director: Tinge Krishnan

Stars: Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai

Storyline
Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. Lynette, a young rough sleeper watches Christine stumble out of a club whilst she sits in the cold waiting for loose change to fall on her lap; her luck seems to change when she meets Frank who despite his misgivings, offers her a place to stay.

Cast:
Eddie Marsan - Frank
Tom Sturridge - Danny
Romola Garai - Christine
Candese Reid - Lynette
Shaun Dooley - Josh
Bhasker Patel - Hasan
Debra Baker - Receptionist
John Boyega - Jamal
Chris Coghill - Banker
Nabil Elouahabi - Fisherman
Valerie Gogan - Evie
Shobna Gulati - Beth
Dan Love - Goth
Shaun Lucas - Security Guard
Lori MacFadyen - Office Worker

Release Date: 4 November 2011



Box Office Details

Budget: £325,000(estimated)



User Review

Nothing great

Rating: 5/10

Junkhearts is a British, nearly-for-TV drama about the relationship between an ex-soldier and a homeless girl, their troubled personalities, and the hard lives they lead;

Though there are some interesting choices in the script during the early developments - the goldfish scene, where Lynnette does for Frank what he did for her in the self-defence scene - ultimately Junkhearts descends rapidly into a tabloid-grime film about crime, wasted youth, and defenceless characters, who from leads become merely a support to the trite story.

This film had potential, but the writers didn't have the material to get a whole hour and a half of film together; all in all, disappointing.

My vote: 5/10 - inconclusive, aimless, self-defeating.









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