Lawless Heart (2002)
Critic Consensus: Unconventional and refreshing, this strikingly un-Hollywood film takes a quiet and heartbreaking look at the warmth and inspiration of friendships lost.
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Critic Reviews for Lawless Heart
A guy's flick whose charms are many and faults are few.
A modern and mature story about love and loving, a film as intelligent as it is charming.
Lawless Heart is so well crafted, so original, that each overlapping scene swells with new life and interpretation.
The situations are forced; love blossoms way too easily; and the characters are downright daft.
The writing-directing pair of Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger create a fairly seamless patchwork, although the novelty starts to wear thin by the third layer.
It's an intriguing experience.
Audience Reviews for Lawless Heart
After a man's funeral, three stories featuring friends and relatives of the deceased are interwoven.
I really enjoyed this film's concept. When the first story ends and the film focuses on another character, the film becomes a kind of mystery as we try to figure out what all the incidental details of the story mean. It's creative and original without being flashy like a bad Tarantino imitation.
Strong, understated performances by the three leading men, Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, and the incomparable Bill Nighy, and Josephine Butler are helped by intelligent dialogue.
However, I did think that each story ended too soon, which originally added to the film's suspense, and when I still wanted more answers by the end of the film, I felt like I had been cheated. What happens with Dan's marriage? What is Nick's response to Tim's final question? I think the film was trying to be subtle, but this element didn't play.
Overall, Lawless Heart -- I have no idea why that title fits -- is a creatively constructed film and worth the time.
I really like these kind of movies which every character has a story and we see the relationship between them from different point of views. Lawless Heart has a tripartite narrative structure and in each we undrestand more about the details of the whole story. This movie shows the relationship between different people and ofcourse the role of heart, lawless heart. Hollander,Hershall & Nighy are great. I really enjoyed this pleasant comedy/drama & I loved the ending.
Oh I forgot the music score is fantastic and I'm Looking for it right now.
Lawless Heart Quotes
|Tim Marsch:||(on the phone) I'm having a party. Saturday night. About 9,10 o'clock. What do you mean, you don't know who I am? We were at school together!|
|Tim Marsch:||I still can't believe Stuart's gone. He was half the fun in this town.|
|David:||Who was the other half?|
|Dan:||I once faked a broken heart, but I ran out of energy.|
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