JunkheartsNovember 4, 2011
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)
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai
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.
Release Date: 4 November 2011
Box Office Details
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,
My vote: 5/10 – inconclusive, aimless, self-defeating.