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Stop The Pounding Heart (2014)



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Rural Texas. Sara is a young girl raised in a family of goat farmers. Her parents homeschool their twelve children, rigorously following the precepts of the Bible. Like her sisters, Sara is taught to be a devout woman, subservient to men while keeping her physical purity intact until marriage. When Sara meets Colby, a young amateur bull rider, she is thrown into crisis,more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Roberto Minervini
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On DVD: Jun 22, 2015
Box Office: $2.4k
Big World Pictures


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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Minervini places these two non-actors in the same arena and no sparks whatsoever fly. It's a tedious, patience-testing experience that could reward only cinephiles and the curious.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Globe and Mail
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Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family.

Full Review… | March 6, 2015
Detroit News
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"Stop the Pounding Heart" transcends both the red state-blue state split and limited, didactic ideas of cinematic realism.

Full Review… | September 18, 2014
New York Times
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A modest film made with an authenticity that commands respect, Stop the Pounding Heart adopts fundaments of neorealism and cinema verite to consider issues of faith, family and personal conviction.

Full Review… | September 16, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Characters who might have been portrayed as Bible Belt nut-jobs come off as unconditionally loving.

Full Review… | September 16, 2014
Village Voice
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Where Heart excels, however, is simply in capturing the rhythm of life.

Full Review… | May 30, 2013
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