THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS
Based on the autobiographical book by J.T. LeRoy, this film polarized audiences to the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Ripped from o loving foster home and returned to his drug addicted, sexually dysfunctional mother (played to. miserable perfection by Asia Argento), young Jeremiah learns the ugly side of life all too quickly. Tragically compelling, you cannot tear your eyes from the screen as every possible level of abuse is inflicted upon this innocent, young boy. Filled with exploding houses, skin-scrubbing. preachers and speed freak child molesters, THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS forces you to rethink the definition of "a mother's love for her child."
Argento's exquisite direction of the young actors is astounding, making this one of the most harrowing films about childhood loss. With unsettling cameos from the likes of Peter Fonda, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Sisto and Marilyn Manson, this assaulting road trip through the destruction of innocence is a wild ride you will not soon forget.