Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

Oscar nominee Adam Driver (Marriage Story) stars alongside Alba Rohrwacher (I am Love) in this 2014 romance drama that contorts into a psychological thriller when a couple come to life-or-death odds about caring for their newborn baby.

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, sex scenes, nudity and coarse language109 minsItaly
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Hungry Hearts / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It is earnest and tortured and pointless, in a very self-serious suffer-for/with-art fashion.

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Variety

Variety

It’s as if the director can’t decide what he wants: to chronicle the disintegration of a family, or to take a magnifying glass to a woman whose mania overwhelms all rational thought.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is a tense, claustrophobic nightmare, played with sincerity and force, particularly by Adam Driver. But a strident orchestral score keeps intruding, dark chords telling us how scared we ought to be...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film’s initial naturalism is warped by overheated film technique and a dead-ending screenplay.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The idea is original enough to pique curiosity, and the small cast, led by Alba Rohrwacher and the up-and-coming Adam Driver of HBO’s Girls fame, digs gamely into the material, but something is missing.

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New York Post

New York Post

Beginning as an adorable romcom, Hungry Hearts morphs into a disturbing but not particularly illuminating story of mental illness.

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Vulture

Vulture

Based on a novel by Marco Franzoso, Hungry Hearts is a riveting, relentless film. It may also be an infuriating one, and not always in a good way.

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