The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 38

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Directed by: Asia Argento
Starring: Asia Argento (Sarah), Jimmy Bennett (Young Jeremiah), Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Older Jeremiah), Peter Fonda (Grandfather), Ornella Muti (Grandmother), Jeremy Renner (Emerson), Michael Pitt (Buddy), Ben Foster (Fleshy Boy), Winona Ryder (Psychologist)
Country: USA, Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:37:42
Genres: Childhood, Domestic Abuse, Old-Young, Religion, Prostitution, Drugs, CrossDressing, Misery-Depressing

Plot – Spoilers:
Jeremiah is plucked out of foster-care by his crackwhore mother Sarah. Though initially resentful, Jeremiah is frightened into submission and dependence by Sarah, to the point where all that he can look forward to, is to please her. Along the way, he’s often left to the whims and fancies of Sarah’s string of lovers and her crazy family.

Sarah shares a complicated, abusive relationship with Jeremiah. Her own childhood that was ravaged by religious abuse ensures that she never really wants him back as a son. Rather as someone weaker and more vulnerable, to feel better in comparison, and to blame for everything that’s going wrong in her life. And when she hits the nadir of her drug-fueled downward spiral, Sarah’s determined to drag her boy down with her.

Directed by Asia Argento, who also plays Sarah with a Courtney Love look, the film was retrospectively controversial a few years back. This time, not for its content, but for the metoo claims by actor Jimmy Bennett (Jeremiah) who was 17 at the time of his alleged romp with Asia.

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??????
October 24, 2021 5:36 pm

this movie is a relentlessly brutal truth. please post more like this

Martin
Martin
October 25, 2021 5:20 am

Damn that was bleak!

Dr Lecter
Dr Lecter
October 25, 2021 5:35 am

This one is a cold, hard slap in the face of reality, having known my fair share of Sarahs (or would it be Sarahi?) over the years. The really said thing is each one of them has spit out three or four Jeremiahs. Once again I gotta say “that mental illness thing can be a real mutha-fucker”. Being that Sarahs have become commonplace, where do you think we have gone wrong as a society? My money is on social engineering… anyway… I digress. Tthis is exactly what I love about this site – I have never heard of this movie… Read more »

pain
pain
October 25, 2021 6:54 pm

forgot to add depressing in the tags

Hal101
Hal101
October 26, 2021 12:17 am

I can’t stand the movies where there are children who suffer!

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Hal101
November 8, 2021 1:28 am

Just think of this, Jimmy Bennett accused Asia Argento of sexual assault. He said she assaulted him during the making of the movie. I don’t know if it really happened, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
October 26, 2021 6:39 am

Thanks so much for posting this. I tried to watch it last year, in some other language, but couldn’t get through the whole movie. Glad I got to see the whole shit show; quite an impact.

Lee
Lee
Reply to  tonyelmono
October 28, 2021 1:38 am

Asia is amazing. The movie is true to the book, but it’s all lies since there was no JT Leroy.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
Reply to  Lee
October 28, 2021 3:42 am

I’ve follewed her since Demons 2 in the eighties.

Lee
Lee
Reply to  tonyelmono
November 4, 2021 11:03 pm

I love her in her father’s films.

AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
October 26, 2021 1:20 pm

Anyone else think that the main character looks exactly like chole/dylan sprouse?

Villain Queen
Villain Queen
Reply to  AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
October 27, 2021 5:18 pm

That’s because it is him.

Heidi
Heidi
October 26, 2021 9:17 pm

For those of you who might not have heard of Ornella Muti (grandmother) do a google to see her as a young actress. Voted most beautiful woman in the world in 1994.

Interesting to see her in a less than beautiful role…

As for the movie itself, people like Sarah should be prevented from having kids – by fair means or foul.

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  Heidi
October 26, 2021 11:03 pm

Those eyes!! <3

Spuco
Spuco
October 29, 2021 12:39 am

One of the boyfriends was Marilyn Manson, doesn’t surprise me he was in a movie like this.

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Spuco
October 31, 2021 4:22 am

Lydia Lunch had a cameo role in this movie. It doesn’t surprise me that she was in the movie either.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
Reply to  Spuco
November 7, 2021 8:15 pm

Strange comment considering this film also starred Peter Fonda and Winona Ryder. Does it surprise you that they were in it? After all Winona Ryder is a convicted thief. Peter Fonda also tweeted that Barron Trump should be put in a cage with paedophiles. Yet you opted for “let’s have a sly dig at Marilyn Manson.” 😀

Bad movie joe
Bad movie joe
October 29, 2021 5:29 pm

I hate it when I get seduced by an 8 year old boy in drag

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Bad movie joe
October 31, 2021 1:24 am

If I only had a dime for every time that happened.

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  Bad movie joe
November 26, 2021 3:57 am

LMAO!

? oh no ¿
? oh no ¿
October 30, 2021 10:44 pm

Hey admin,
100 bitcoin sent to your account
because this is the twisted shit !

manson coma white
A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world
Won’t save her from herself

Karen
Karen
October 31, 2021 1:23 am

I wonder if the other Avengers knew what Hawkeye was doing before he joined their club.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
October 31, 2021 12:38 pm

Dam….. Bloody good film…. Gripping…. Horrible…. Just the thing for a Sunday morning.

Zed Man
Zed Man
November 3, 2021 12:05 am

Is Asia Argento in any way related to Dario Argento? He is the maker of many 70s and 80s horror films.

Catfight
Catfight
Reply to  Zed Man
November 3, 2021 1:32 am

Yup, the very same, and he’s even featured her in his films…in the nude apparently; cause why not? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Catfight
Catfight
Reply to  Zed Man
November 3, 2021 1:46 am

Oh, in case you were wondering how related, they’re father & daughter AND, she was apparently underage as well, so uh, yah, there’s that too!

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Catfight
November 3, 2021 8:57 am

I knew he was a great director, but I didnt know he was a incestuous pedo. Or maybe thats normal in Italy.

bast
bast
November 7, 2021 7:21 am

Abuse: the movie

TheStonedRanger
TheStonedRanger
November 9, 2021 10:49 pm

What’s with the Sprouse twins dressing in drag? There was the beauty pageant episode of Zack and Cody and then there’s this movie.

Alice
Alice
November 10, 2021 4:37 pm

Sarah kinda looks like young Uma Thurman hmm…
That aside…Poor kid, stuck in such a life cycle… it’s hard to wake up and break free from a lifetime of mental abuse & religious indoctrination.

Bartel
Bartel
November 11, 2021 11:45 pm

I always wondered how Asia Argentos whole childhood was influenced by the work of her Daddy Dario. Creepy but true: Her first roles as an actress were always directed by her Daddy and most of her early performances (or at least those which were written for her by Daddy Dario) included rape and sex scenes. Isn´t it messed up to think that her dad was behind the camera while she had to get nude in front of him. If it was only one scene in one movie i would have thought…okay that must have been an one and only awkward… Read more »

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
Reply to  Bartel
November 25, 2021 5:37 am

Not accurate. You’ve been misled.

Bartel
Bartel
Reply to  tonyelmono
January 5, 2022 5:36 am

As i am german and not the most fluent english speaker/writer i have to ask:
What´s “misled”? Like dismissed or something?

rowanshea
rowanshea
Reply to  Bartel
January 7, 2022 1:16 am

Misled is the past tense of “mislead” which means give someone the wrong idea or impression about something! If you are misled, you have been given inaccurate information, or not understood something fully, Hope this helps!

Boatymcboatface
Boatymcboatface
November 25, 2021 4:47 am

Oh look, it’s that rapist whore as the main actress and they even got a cameo by another rapist piece of shit. Hollyweird: the movie

boredelephant
boredelephant
December 4, 2021 9:10 pm

the movie is good (the book is better tho) but it’s almost unbearable because of asia argento! her acting gives me the same nice vibes of puking after a fish dinner. she’s not a bad director but she’s definitely a shitty actress and an even shittier person

gen4ever
gen4ever
January 17, 2022 8:02 am

Brutal

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