Lonely Hearts


Lonely Hearts
This film noir is set back in the 1940s, when the writer/director's grandfather was a cop. Together with his partner, they were involved in investigating a string of murders of war widows, by a charming and ruthless husband and wife team. They picked their victims from the ''Lonely Hearts'' ads in newspapers, hence the title. Hubby would charm the widow, while his wife would pretend to be his sister. After a while, once they had sorted out the financials, the widow would be exited stage left.

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston
Director
Todd Robinson
ScreenplayTodd Robinson
MusicMychael Danna
CinematographyPeter Levy
EditingKathryn Himoff
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2006
Produced byMillennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Holly Wiersma Productions, Lonely Hearts Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH

Official Site | IMDB page
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, thriller
LanguageVery strong, frequent, includes blasphemy
NudityInfrequent, contextual nudity — breasts
SexSeveral strongly implied scenes
ViolenceStrong, frequent, realistic, bloody, intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis is a disturbing movie, intended for more mature audiences.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Frank Scheck quote iconBrutal charms fail to attract.
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote icon'n Boeiende stuk gedramatiseerde geskiedenis.
10
Cape Times
Alex Chun quote iconNot much of a detective story.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconThis stylish film is gripping from the start, even though it is emotionally disturbing as it reflects on the effects of demented love and obsession.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Box Office
Chad Greene quote iconPrepare to be Lonely in the theater
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe film, unfortunately, never comes fully into focus or fully alive.
13
Metacritic.com
14 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
33 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn uneven and unsatisfying film.
9

What the People say

Internet
2367 Netizens quote iconFilmed in a classic Film Noir style, it is both dark and engaging.
13

Average .. 51%

10




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