(Click for HQ)Release Date (UK)
– 4th November 2011Country
– 90 minutesDirector
– Tinge KrishnanStarring
– Eddie Marsan, Candese Reid, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai
Junkhearts is the long awaited feature length debut of celebrated shorts director, BAFTA award winning Tinge Krishnan. Standing as a multi-stranded psychological thriller, Junkhearts follows Frank (Eddie Marson), an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) in his day-to-day life after meeting homeless girl Lynette (Candese Reid), who later manipulates and takes advantage and cuckoos the ex-soldier with her Irish boyfriend Danny (Tom Sturridge).
It’s nice to see British cinema isn’t scared to touch on the relative subject of PTSD brought on by war, and Marson does great justice to the portrayal of ex-British soldiers. However, the execution of this topic isn’t quite up to scratch when combined with writer Simon Frank’s choice of dialogue. Not to say the dialogue isn’t well put together, because a lot of the chemistry between Frank and Lynette is caused by the off hand and friendly way they talk to each other, but it detracts away from the seriousness of the subject and the ethos of the film as a whole. You end up laughing in parts where I don’t think you’re meant to, either that’s the type of reaction Simon was looking for from his audience or there was something not on point. ( Read more...Collapse )