Solid, balanced and well directed hyper-realistic movie about an unlikely road trip that takes place in a low-profile USA. True feelings and tough lives of an irreparable reality seen through a trembling and unprepared camera, a demonstration that few elements can always be enough in order to achieve great goals. This is the passage we all should take once in our life.
A new definition to family. A type of family which is spontaneous, short-lived, based on solidarity and sincerity.The doctor advised Ana to spend her last moments with her family. These two guys have become her family. A slow-paced film; yet a good directing and acting.
SIMPLE HEARTS ... A journey to the heart of America, along with the humble, the poor, those who have little or nothing ... that is left of their heart. ==== Un voyage au cœur de l'Amérique des humbles, des démunis, ceux qui n'ont presque plus rien ... que ce qu'il leur reste de cœur.
Tender story of humanity, unity and compassion. Shows an alternative side of American society very much worth spending time in, the fundamental warmth radiated by its characters is well worth the reward. Downbeat, but life-affirming rather than depressing. It is also, refreshingly, unspoiled by relying instead on the use of natural sound and atmosphere, rather than an intrusive soundtrack.
A semi-improvised fiction with a documentary shooting style. The amateur actors and the real people playing themselves give it a very strong realistic feeling. A very simple story, but with beautiful moments full of humanity, provided by the actors and the camera work.
A film of extraordinary humanity, deep empathy for the lives of its 3 main characters, damaged or marginalised, with wonderful smaller characters (the farmer's family, the young rodeo rider, the healer, the artist all playing themselves ). Together they illuminate the disparate worlds co-existing within this west Texas sprawl of cheap housing, poverty and social decay, in contrast to its majestic natural landscape.