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, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity109 minsItaly
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

Variety

Variety

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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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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...

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

New York Post

New York Post

press

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

Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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...

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

New York Post

New York Post

press

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

Vulture

Vulture

press

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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